Required knowledge, skills and abilities: Above all, the successful applicant will be someone who truly enjoys farming— even on the hard days. They will derive satisfaction from working long hours under varied weather conditions, often while directing their own efforts, and take charge of substantial segments of the farm operations. The successful applicant will also have a broad knowledge of sustainable and organic growing practices, including crop rotation, cover-cropping, weed and pest management, soil health, and animal care and should be familiar with operating tractors and attached implements like rotovators, chisel plows, brush hogs, haying equipment and front loaders.
Required education, training, and experience:
High School diploma or GED equivalent
2+ years farming experience on diversified organic or sustainable produce farms
Clean driving record
Preferred education, training, and experience:
1+ yr farm operations management Bachelor’s degree
Equipment maintenance and repair Field crew training/management
Organic weed and pest management Basic carpentry
Customer interactions Haying
Planning and time management skills Inquisitiveness
Quickbooks accounting software Familiarity with Word and Excel
Compensation and Perks: Shared living space in our beautiful onsite farmhouse. Separate bedroom and bathroom, shared kitchen/living room/office space. Option to bring domestic partner and friendly animals (including horse or other livestock; we have a stall and paddock ready and waiting). Farm-raised food; all you can eat! We eat fresh produce all summer long, and preserve much of the harvest for winter meals. In addition to our farm-raised meat we are also happy to share our hunted and foraged food with you.
Living in the Upper Valley of Vermont. This is a wonderful area to live, work and explore. There are many beautiful hiking, biking and skiing trails nearby. Norwich is an open, educated, friendly community with great schools, a college campus and related cultural assets just across the river, and many other organic and diversified farms to explore.
Monetary Compensation. Commensurate with experience, candidate will be offered a fixed monthly stipend between $600 and $1000 during the active season (April-October) plus the opportunity for profit sharing, and, in future seasons, advancement.
Application deadline: Feb 15 2013
Please send a resume, a cover letter describing your past farm experience and future farm goals, your own contact info, and 2 references with contact info to: firstname.lastname@example.org or
97 Kerwin Hill Road
Norwich, VT 05055