Organic Dairy and Livestock Manager Wolfe's Neck Center
- Date Posted August 24, 2020
- Location Freeport, ME
- Category Agriculture / Education
- Job type Full-Time
A sustainable coastal farm for nearly sixty years, Wolfe’s Neck is home to an oceanfront campground, leading demonstration farm, and educational resource center for innovative practices in regenerative agriculture. We run a host of educational programs for our annual visitors and local community.
The centerpiece of our farm operation is a 60 cow organic dairy operation and training program.
We are seeking an individual to serve as the Organic Dairy and Livestock Manager (DLM), responsible for managing and leading our diversified farming operations and organic dairy farmer training program. The centerpiece of our farm operation is a 60-cow organic dairy and the associated pasture and hay land under management. In addition, we have a set of diversified livestock enterprises producing eggs and pork, as well as pasture raised chicken and lamb.
WNC is a unique place with a significant history. One of its biggest transformations came 6 years ago when we transitioned operations to focus on organic dairy production and training the next generation of farmers. Part of this transformation included becoming the first Dairy Grazing Apprenticeship farm in New England. The DGA is a two-year residential program training candidates to become organic dairy farmers. The DLM serves as the DGA apprentice educator and mentor, aka Master Grazier. Managing the farm at WNC incorporates a host of aspects that call for skills and ability in addition to those required to effectively manage a farm. Ideal candidates will be comfortable working with and alongside a team of people and finding unique ways to enrich the experiences of apprentices while teaching the skills and knowledge necessary to run a modern, organic, pasture-based dairy and livestock farm.