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Farm Manager Merck Forest & Farmland Center

  • Date Posted May 08, 2017
  • Location Rupert, VT
  • Category Agriculture / Nonprofit
  • Job Type Full-Time
Company Description
Merck Forest & Farmland Center is a nonprofit educational organization with a mission to teach and to demonstrate the benefits of innovative, sustainable management of forest and farmland. With an extensive roster of educational, recreational and volunteer opportunities, we encourage our visitors to connect to farm and forest through meaningful experiences with a working landscape.
Job Description

Merck Forest & Farmland Center is currently seeking a Farm Manager for our 62-acre farm.

The Farm Manager oversees all of MFFC's farm buildings, equipment, and operations including all horticulture and livestock, ensuring a focus on the demonstration of sustainable, mission aligned practices, public engagement, as well as staff and constituent education.

Key Responsibilities include:

  • Planning and managing all aspects of MFFC's horticulture program including orchards, vegetable gardens and berries.
  • Ensuring animal welfare by managing the appropriate species and number of animals that MFFC can effectively handle and managing the purchasing, care, breeding, marketing, and husbandry practices used.
  • Coordinating the maintenance of all farm buildings and infrastructure
  • Maintaining all the MFFC Farm machinery and equipment
  • Planning and supervising the farm education program. This includes guiding tours and training/teaching apprentices, interns and the public.
  • Collaborating with the education director to supply and develop appropriate curriculum for the agricultural component of MFFC's apprenticeship program. This involves recommending appropriate farm-related events for the apprentices/interns to attend throughout the course of their apprenticeship.

For a complete description click www.merckforest.org/employment.php

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