Massachusetts: Codman Community Farms seeks Head Farmer

5 Jan

Codman Community Farms, a community-based farm in Lincoln, MA is looking for a head farmer.  The farm raises animals for meat, cuts hay for feed and for sale, and provides education to the Lincoln community and beyond.  The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of animal husbandry (specifically cattle, goats, sheep, pigs and chickens), tractor and equipment usage and maintenance, and have good communicative and managerial skills. 
 
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
 
Animal Care
Provide daily care and feeding of cattle, sheep, pigs, chickens, goats, water buffalo, donkey, bunnies and assorted others
Maintain clean stalls and rotate animals on pastures at farm and off-site
Monitor animal health, caring for animals and calling in vet as needed
Manage lifecycle of animals for breeding and butchering
Field management on location and on fields leased from town, conservation groups and privately held fields
 
Farm and Equipment Maintenance
Work with town to insure proper maintenance of land and buildings
Maintain physical appearance of and access to farm, including yard work and snow-plowing
Maintain all farm equipment and vehicles
Harvest hay, making round and small square bales
Maintain hay inventory for CCF use and re-sale
 
Outreach
Interact daily with visitors to the farm, including tour groups
Conduct classes for children and adults
Serve as resource for other farmers and community members
Participate in community-based farm events to further farm’s mission
 
Management
Manage  assistant farmer and permanent and temporary farm hands, including hiring
Create annual budget with farm director
Work with volunteers
Schedule animals and deliver for butchering
Schedule and manage hay, compost and wood deliveries
 
Compensation for this full-time position includes salary, housing and health insurance.
 
Please submit a resume and a cover letter to:
Jen James, Farm Director
Codman Community Farms
58 Codman Road
Lincoln MA 01773
 
jen@codmanfarm.org

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