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Light Root Community Farm seeking Herdsperson/Dairy Assistant position

Light Root Community Farm is a 65 acre highly diversified farm and dairy located in Boulder, Colorado. Our 15 cow 100% grass-based dairy operates a reputable raw milk herd share program servicing a 200 member dairy CSA. The farm integrates a flock of 200+ pastured organic laying hens into our grazing systems providing eggs for the CSA. The farm grows about an acre of mixed vegetable crops, utilizing draft horse power for all field tillage, cultivation and hay production on the farm. All farming practices are rooted in Biodynamic, Organic and Regenerative farming methods to promote a whole healthy farm. Light Root Community Farm values community outreach and works with local schools to offer farm education programs, field trips, and summer camps to support the social and education mission of the farm.   


Job Description:    

 We are seeking an individual or couple for a  full-time, year round, herdsperson/dairy assistant to join our small team.  The ideal candidate has some dairy and grazing experience, excellent communication skills, and good sense for hygiene and quality control in the dairy. General duties include, but not limited to:

Daily milking chores, raw milk bottling, herd health management, implementing grazing systems, irrigation, manure management and compost making, mucking and bedding loafing shed, and winter time feeding.  Dairy assistants may integrate into some general farm chores and crop production, such as soil preparation, planting, weeding and harvesting, as needed. An interest in participating in farm education programs is desirable. 

Herdsperson/dairy assistant needs to be a team player, open to learning the farm’s systems  and reports to the Herd Manager.  This position requires the ability to lift 50+ pounds and be physically fit and capable of working outdoors in all types of weather. We are seeking a person who is enthusiastic about farm work, brings a good work ethic, and is reliable and timely. The schedule is Monday thru Friday, with some weekend dairy shifts required. The schedule will vary with the season, but generally expect  40-50 hours a week. 



Competitive hourly wage offered DOE, including shared farmer housing + utilities on a beautiful nearby farm just outside of Boulder (approx. 4 miles away from Light Root-- personal transportation required).  Some milk, eggs, and seasonal vegetables availalbe to farm employees. 

           To apply please send resume to Daphne Kingsley at milkmaiddaphne@gmail.com 

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