Assistant Manager, Sustainable Livestock Farm

Smith Meadows Published: January 12, 2021
Location
Berryville, VA
Second Location
Berryville, VA 22611, United States
Job Type
Full-time
Categories
Farm / Organics /

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Description

~ Smith Meadows is a diversified, sustainable grass-based livestock farm in the Shenandoah Valley, serving our local community and the Washington DC area. ~

  • We are a year-round, ecologically and humanely-focused farm, but also profitable.
  • At Smith Meadows, we take great pride in our mission to create a healthy farm environment, thereby producing healthy and contented animals.

Position Overview

We are seeking candidates for the open position of Assistant Manager for Sustainable Livestock Farm

  • Synopsis: Established and profitable farm seeking experienced farm worker as an assistant manager, with future advancement possibilities.
  • Description: For more than two decades, we’ve practiced rotational and mob-grazing of our stocker cattle (150 head) and sheep (200 head), and rotational grazing of our pigs (300) and laying hens (1200). We are a year-round, ecologically and humanely-focused farm.

Qualifications

Preferences:

  • Our preferred candidate will have some knowledge of automotive and/or tractor maintenance, carpentry skills, and experience with pasture-based livestock systems.
  • Additionally, they will want to establish their own future enterprise on the farm, one that will synergistically accentuate existing systems.

General Requirements:

  • Two years minimum experience with livestock is mandatory
  • Able to lift fifty pounds (feed bags, hay bales, etc.)
  • Able to work one weekend day per week (Tuesday through Saturday, or Sunday through Thursday is a typical five day week)
  • Driver’s license
  • Positive, ‘can-do’, team-centered attitude

Compensation

  • 37k salary to start, with pay increase to 40k after one year
  • One paid week of vacation every six months
  • Modern, comfortable, in-town (approx. 5 miles away) one-bedroom apartment at 50% local rent rate, utilities included
  • Continued educational opportunities by attending conferences and workshops, paid by farm
  • 15% employee discount on all farm products

Conclusion

We are a positive, profitable, and fun place to work. Our staff gets to be creative and lend input, while working within an established, successful system. There is no “I” at our farm, only “we”. The farm offers satisfying work and competitive pay, with chance of career advancement. 

To Apply

  • Please click "Apply" below to email resume and three references, as well as a mission statement as to your personal farming goals.

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