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North Sky Farm Dairy Team Member North Sky Farm

  • Date Posted April 01, 2024
  • Location Harvard, IL
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

At North Sky Farms we have a fascination with the old ways of doing things, are nature lovers, and are obsessed with good food. We are a small scale pasture-based dairy milking jersey cows. We are currently in the third year of our three year transition to organic certification. This year our biggest project is that we are in the process of expanding our onsite creamery. 

Job description

Job Description:

This Summer North Sky Farm is expanding our onsite creamery and we are looking for two full time team members. This position is perfect for someone who loves to spend time working outdoors, and doesn’t want to be stuck behind a computer screen. You’ll get to work with cows, learn about sustainable small-scale dairy farming, and learn about farmstead creamery design and expansion. Tasks vary widely on the farm, but generally include milking and cow care, building and equipment setup, and general farm chores (such as mowing feeding hay).  Many of the projects we’re working on this Summer involve construction, and setup of equipment since our big project is expanding our creamery. Looking for someone who likes working on a team, enjoys construction (or desires to learn about it), and likes working with animals. 


Some great things about working here:

  • North Sky Farm is located right on the IL/WI state line. It's a quick day trip into Chicago, IL by car or by commuter rail (which actually comes out to Harvard!). We're very nearby beautiful Lake Geneva, WI, and just an hour from lots to do in Madison, WI.


  • Living in a camper on a rural farm and waking up to milk cows every morning feels good.


  • This position is Summer seasonal with flexible dates and a possibility to extend into the Fall/Winter.  Onsite housing is provided. Lunch and Dinner are provided during the workweek.


Approximate Start Date: 6/1/2024

Approximate End Date: 10/31/2024

Application Deadline: 4/25/2024

Minimum Length of Stay: 3 months

Number of Positions Available: 2


Educational Opportunities: In addition to being a farmer, Travis Hurt is a licensed contractor, so he is always working on something around the farm. Fixing and building things yourself is an invaluable skill in farming and this position is a great opportunity to grow your skills in building, using tools, and problem solving. Combined we have decades worth of experience in sustainable farming. We've raised beef, pork, eggs, vegetables, and dairy over the years and LOVE to talk about farming. So if there is something specific you are looking to learn we will help facilitate it. We're lucky to be in the heart of America's dairyland and will be attending the World Dairy Expo in October and will bring any team members interested in attending.


Required Skills:


Enjoy working outdoors 

Good time management skills

Excellent ability to work with others

Experience working on a team

Interest in doing a wide variety of tasks and learning new skills

Must be comfortable lifting heavy items (up to 50 lbs.)

Excellent attention to cleanliness and sanitation protocols

valid driver's license required to fulfill job duties


Preferred Skills ( Not Required ):


Experience working on construction or carpentry projects

Experience working with livestock (especially dairy cows)


Pay: $19/hour, (40 hr/wk). 


Housing: Housing is provided, it is a camper with bedding and a fully equipped kitchen and bathroom.


Meals: We provide lunch and dinner on days that we work. Breakfast is on your own and on weekends or days off we figure you probably want to be off exploring anyhow : )

Compensation this position is : hourly, $15-20/hr Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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