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Pasture Manager at Farfields Farm - 6281

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Pasture Manager
Farfields Farm
40 Farfields Lane
Afton, VA 22920
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Job Description: 

Farfields Farm is seeking a full-time Pasture Manager for our 50+ acres of pasture sites. We are seeking a candidate for this position who has multi-year experience with ecological holistic pasture management, rotational grazing systems, raising grass fed cows and chickens. Experience with sheep, dairy cows and meat birds a plus. Our Pasture Manager will work with our farm management team in stewarding the farm landscape, both cultivated and wild, as well as work with our marketing/sales staff in overseeing the sales of all pasture products, sold at local farmers markets, stores, and through farmshares. The Pasture Manager will manage the pasture support staff field team, and will report to the farm owner/director.

Duties & Responsibilities: 

Position Responsibilities:
Pasture Management: Oversee soil building strategies; keyline plowing; irrigation systems; pasture seeding; related infrastructure oversight; etc.
Herd Management: Oversee daily movement of animals/fencing; herd/flock health; water/feed supplements; purchasing animals; liaison with slaughterhouse; etc
Product Management: Inventory management; Fridge/Freezer/Storage systems; etc
Sales Management: Manage accounts, delivery schedules; Establish new accounts; Assist with development of sales/marketing strategies
Community/Education: Coordinate pasture coordination with farm educational and community events; Help develop local partnerships for outreach and education
Staff Management: Manage pasture staff team, budget; Coordinate with farm management team; produce work reports; etc

Education & Experience: 

Desired Qualifications:
Experience in holistic pasture management
Passion for working with animals in ecological pasture management and regenerative agriculture, with interest in sharing work with wider farm team and community
Experience with farm machinery and equipment, plus driving truck, tractor, trailer
Proven leadership in managing staff team in a safe, communicative work environment
Proven skills in managing details of marketing, sales aspects of pasture products

Application Instructions: 

To Apply: Send resume with 2 reference contacts, and introduction letter to, Subject line: Pasture Manager Application

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