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Livestock Farm Manager The Trustees

  • Date Posted June 29, 2018
  • Location Edgartown, MA
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description The Trustees is an organization with a fascinating past and an exciting future. Our places are open to all and we thrive by involving as many people as possible in what we do. Founded in 1891, by a group of visionary volunteers, we preserve, for public use and enjoyment, properties of exceptional scenic, historic, and ecological value in Massachusetts and work to protect special places across the state. We have helped protect more than 50,000 acres, including 26,000+ acres on 116 reservations that are all open to the public. We are a nonprofit conservation organization funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 50,000 members. Job Description The Livestock Manager will oversee the day to day management of the The Farm Institute (TFI) livestock operation, collaborate on livestock engagement programming and coordinate the sale and distribution of meat and farm products.  This position will be primarily responsible for care and management of the cattle and sheep herds, hogs, poultry and barnyard animals.  This may specifically include the oversight of sheep and cattle breeding, managing a rotational grazing program, pasture management, finishing feeder pigs, and managing broilers, turkey and laying hens. The position will also be responsible for the management of approximately 150 acres of pasture in partnership with the Trustees Agriculture and Ecology programs.  Decisions regarding production levels, breeding schedules, rotational management practices, biosecurity measures and management policies will be made in consultation with the General Manager and the Livestock Program Manager.  Additionally, this position will require significant collaboration and communication with the General Manager as well as farm engagement, education and stewardship staff. The position will be a full-time year-round salaried position with a variable seasonal work schedule. A staff apartment located off-site in Vineyard Haven is available for this position. Compensation this position is PAID: salaried, 50k to 100k How to apply Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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