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calling all applicants! new hampshire dairy job!

Posted: October 3 2012

The UNH Organic Research Dairy is hiring for a new farm manager.  The farm is a beautiful 300 acre certified organic dairy, a member of CROPP (the milk truck goes straight from the university to Stonyfield), and also functions as a research station for the University.  This is a great opportunity for the right person.
Brief description of job function:
The Manager will have the overall management responsibilities of the organic dairy
research farm to ensure timeliness and success of all operations. The Manager will
coordinate farm production activities with research projects and education programs.
The Manager will collaborate with the Coordinator of Farm Operations and Farm
Services Manager on the planning and implementation of cropping and field work
for the organic dairy research farm. The Manager will take the lead in implementing
pasture management for the Burley-Demeritt and Dudley-Bartlett farms and coordinate
assistance from the Farm Services Manager and staff as needed.
Duties/ responsibilities: percent time for each (in order of importance):
1. Manage and coordinate the daily activities of organic dairy research farm
operation to ensure timeliness and success of all operations including pasture
management and milking operations. Supervise farm staff and student
employees. Assist with the milking and feeding activities. (40%)
2. Work with researchers and educators to facilitate research, teaching, extension
and other outreach activities. (10%)
3. In collaboration with the Coordinator of Farm Operations and the Farm
Services Manager, plan, coordinate and implement pasture, grazing and
cropping systems needed for organic dairy production and research. Ensure
that tillage, planting and harvesting are completed in a timely manner. Assist
with daily cropping operations. (20%)
4. Overall responsibility for organic farm records and certification, budget
development and management. Initiate vendor contracts and purchasing
processes for organic dairy related purchases. Be knowledgeable of IACUC
requirements, serve as ODRF contact person to IACUC and help provide
support for compliance and accountability where appropriate. (15%)
5. Maintain all ODRF farm equipment and infrastructure. Work with the
Coordinator of Farm Operations to plan for equipment replacement, facilities
maintenance and related financial planning. (10%)
6. Ensure the overall appearance of the farm is organized, well maintained
and prepared for daily guests. Be responsible for farm guest policies and
procedures and maintain biological safety standards. Conduct farm tours.

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