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Farm Manager at Kroka Expeditions - 5560

Job Title: 
Farm Manager
Kroka Expeditions
767 Forest Rd
Marlow, NH 03456
Job Type: 
Job
Employment Type: 
Full-Time
Job Description: 

Kroka Expeditions is seeking a Farm Manager to join our dynamic team. Our diversified farm is comprised of 30 acres of pasture, hay fields and gardens amidst a beautiful 100-acre campus. Livestock includes dairy cows, laying hens, and a draft horse. Our gardens produce a variety of greens, root crops, fruit and berries to feed 1,000 students who join Kroka’s programs annually. The farm is managed by two full-time farmers and aided by apprentices, staff and students. Working in a close-knit team our farmers plan and execute food production and farm education while caring for the land and the animals.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Working in a team, the Farm Manager will conduct all aspects of managing Kroka’s diversified, organic educational farm, balancing productivity with educational goals. The Farm Manager is primarily responsible for:

Overseeing daily chores and maintenance of farm
Pasture management and hay production
Diversified vegetable production
Care of fruit trees and perennial crops
Production of value-added products including cheese and yogurt
In addition, the Farm Manager will:

Develop educational curriculum for students and apprentices
Facilitate daily and weekly work projects with students of all ages
Train and mentor Farm Apprentices
Maintain farm equipment and barn spaces
Collaborate with Food Manager to plan to meet the food needs of the organization
Carry out other responsibilities inherent in being part of a working farm and residential community!

Education & Experience: 

Qualified candidates will have a minimum of 5 seasons experience in organic farming/gardening as well as the following experience:
Diversified gardening including season-extension
Animal husbandry including dairy and poultry
Working understanding of intensive rotational grazing including fencing and pasture management
Proficiency in operating a tractor and implements; mechanical skills are a plus
Excited to work with students ages 9 – 19, apprentices and staff in farm education
Experience or interest in developing and teaching agricultural curriculum
Ability to balance farm productivity with educational outcomes
Desire to join a land-based community of staff and students working together towards just and sustainable future
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, proven work ethics, consistent positive attitude, attention to detail, and capacity for cooperative teamwork
Valid drivers license with clean record
Ability to work outdoors in all seasons in a physically active role

Application Instructions: 

To apply, submit a resume, letter of interest, and contact information for three references to jobs@kroka.org, or visit www.kroka.org/hiring to apply online

Job Categories: 
Farming/Agriculture