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Livestock, Paddock, and Farm Manager Francolin Farm

  • Date Posted April 02, 2024
  • Location Franklin, TN
  • Category Agriculture
  • Job type Full-Time
Company description

Francolin Farm is a privately owned and operated, limited-commercial, regenerative family farm. Our farm supports our family and a small close-knit community through regenerative farming, fellowship, and recreation in a very unique experience located in Leipers Fork , Tennessee.

We believe that producing food organically and stewarding our soil, grasses, and livestock are critical to a better well-being and greatly contributes to nourishing our bodies in order to accomplish our unique God-created design.

We acknowledge that we are but stewards of this land and our bodies, therefore we are responsible and hold ourselves accountable to the highest standards and we welcome the opportunity to learn and share with others what we are doing.

Job description

Best agricultural practices, personal work ethic, passionate leadership, initiative and effective communication will need to be the core of personal and managerial skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
MANAGEMENT AND LEADERSHIP
Assist in the development, execution and expansion of the farms growth.
Effectively communicate with Farm Owner about all aspects of the farm — progress, process, and production.
Have the highest levels of integrity when it comes to farm management and representation of Francolin Farm in general
A passionate desire and willingness to learn, improve and teach new processes and collaborate on concepts surrounding the agricultural vision
Be discrete and keep confidential the private, personal and proprietary aspects of Francolin Farm
• Work with Farm Owner to coordinate and support product development, programming and events
Participate in continuing education to enrich your work and add to Francolin Farms overall pursuit of agricultural excellence.
Participate on planning for long-term farm development
Select and purchase supplies for farm operations
Infrastructure planning, creation, and maintain with excellence all Francolin Farm facilities and environments
Maintain clear and detailed records
Log, maintain, inventory and manage repairs of farm machinery and tools
Assist in determining annual farm budget and cost projections and operate within the budgetary parameters
Ability to drive a truck and trailer, as well as other farm equipment at times
 

LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT
Low-stress handling and diligent care of animals 
Overall ecosystem management
Feeding and watering
Rotational and intensive grazing and managing fencing
Forest and under-growth management through livestock and other means
Coordinating and finishing any processing
Robust and detailed record keeping for health, reproduction, production, and pasture details and findings
Oversee health checks and medical needs of animals
Assist in and manage the birth of all animals and poultry as well as egg production
Hay and supplement feeding
On call, as needed, to conduct night visits to check on sick animals, nursing animals, or animals in serious or unexpected situations
 

PADDOCK AND GENERAL FARM MANAGEMENT
Product and feed supply
Seeding, mowing, monitoring and management of healthy growth in pastures, including soil and fertility management, pest management, crop management collaboration
Manage pasture and property weeding 
Evaluate and utilize forage
Planning Grazing and Mowing
Pasture irrigation
Overall soil management to excellence
Management of erosion and water within the farm environment
Maintain the highest of hygiene standards

PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT, IF APPLICABLE
Hire, educate, train, manage personnel and delegate responsibilities in order to properly execute on production, seasonally, as needed
Provide work plans for direct reports and maintain regularly scheduled meetings with farm personnel
Coordinate materials for staff, volunteers and temporary workers including waivers, emergency contact forms, confidentialities, etc.
Document field operations and manage methods of data collection, analysis, and reporting and develop and refine systems, processes and documentation to ensure high quality programming
Operate equipment in a safe and efficient manner and teach equipment operation and maintenance to personnel, when necessary

In addition, to support Francolin Farm’s needs for example:  irrigation work, supporting the Head Grower, building structures, machine operations, deep cleaning of facilities, general maintenance, marketing and sales efforts, running errands and addressing reasonable requests within team.

Required Qualifications and Experience: 
3-5 years of relevant experience and serious passion for regenerative, intensive-rotation farm management, using organic farming practices
2-3 years of experience teaching, leading, or mentoring
Excellent time management and organizational skills
Cooperative, service-oriented attitude and ability to work independently and take initiative, set priorities, and see projects through to completion
Strong communication, interpersonal and relationship development skills
Ability to be open and flexible to new ways of working
Creative skills and ability to experiment to attain new, better strategies, approaches, and solutions to challenges and opportunities
Flexibly and willingness to take on a variety of tasks along with an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, team environment
Computer skills
Must be willing to work in all types of weather and a flexibility in hours due to unpredictability and demand of farming
Able to lift in excess of 50 pounds
A valid drivers license
Able to work in an environment that requires a great deal of walking, standing, climbing, stooping, bending, kneeling, reaching, lifting, cutting, and carrying.

Preferred Qualifications and Experience
Some experience in a hospitality environment
Certification and/or degree in sustainable, regenerative ecosystem management agriculture education 
Experience with soil and water management
Experience working with livestock
Familiarity with food safety guidelines
Knowledge of species and climate specific to Tennessee or similar
Experience as an agricultural educator


 

Compensation this position is : salaried, 35,568* - 50k Application instructions Please click here to sign in and view application details.
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