Job: Assistant Organic Farm Manager, Maryland

Title: Assistant Organic Farm Manager Compensation: Salary commensurate with experience and abilities.  A house suitable for a small family and health insurance are available. Location: Maryland in the Washington-Baltimore area We are looking for an Assistant Farm Manager for our organic farms located in Maryland in the Washington-Baltimore area. Started over thirty years ago, we are an established, diversified organic operation on 185 acres.  We are primarily a value added enterprise and direct market most of our products to consumers and other organic farms.   We conduct on-farm research and are often involved with organic/sustainable issues at the state and national levels.

The Assistant Manager helps with daily activities and with expanding our operations: grass-based black angus beef, pastured chicken and turkeys (including on-farm processing), free range laying hens, grain and vegetable crops, forages, ground livestock feeds, and organic seed production.

Duties include: operation of tractors and farm equipment, care and feeding of livestock, and possible supervision of other staff/interns.  Duties also include assisting with new projects, such as, farm scale composting to recycle local food wastes; “green” energy and building projects; and expanding our farm tours.

Qualifications are:  demonstrated commitment to organic/sustainable/ local agriculture; desire to learn and to take on increasing levels of responsibility; prior experience working on a farm; ability, or willingness to learn, to operate tractors and implements; under supervision, carry out new projects.

Desirable qualifications could include: prior experience on an organic farm or a grass-based livestock operation; related education; ability to maintain and do simple repairs on farm equipment; ability to weld, repair fencing, and do simple carpentry; familiarity with managing any of the following: row crops, vegetables, forages, dairy, beef, or poultry.

The Assistant Manager is an advanced entry level or mid-level position for a responsible and committed individual.  Salary commensurate with experience and abilities.  A house suitable for a small family and health insurance are available.

Submit a letter of interest with a resume or a description of your background.  Reply to: farmemployment@comcast.net

3 Comments on Job: Assistant Organic Farm Manager, Maryland

  1. Do you have any more details, like the specific location or the name of the farm? Thanks!

  2. Exactly where is this? Do you have a web site to show what it is like? Thanks.

    • I’m looking into this. Hope to have more information soon, but you might just send an e-mail to the address in the post and ask the same question.

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