Shepherds Brook Farm

White River Junction, Vermont

Job Type Full Time

Shepherds Brook Farms is a commercial farm located in Hartland, Vermont. In this position, the Farm Manager will manage and run a 400-acre Beef & Lamb farm, in addition to commercial herds of 100 sucklers and 100+ Ewes. The incumbent will work independently and report directly to the owner of the farm. They will also manage and supervise a team of about 3-4 workers. This position is best suited for someone who has successfully worked in a big farm and is looking to venture into independent management.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Demonstrates a passion for agriculture and cattle.
  • Proven track record of efficiently and responsibly running a farming operation through sound business decisions.
  • Implement strategies for maximum yield and return on investment with agricultural production or cattle commercialization.
  • Creates plans to develop farm operations for Farm to Table operations.
  • Hire, train and supervise staff.
  • Creates budgets, prepares reports and forecasts.
  • Manages inventory and purchases supplies.
  • Repair machinery and maintain vehicles and equipment to ensure top performance.
  • Solicits vendors and establishes vendor relationships contacts through price negotiations and contracts.
  • Conducts best farming practices and keeps abreast of developments in agricultural science and local State requirements.
  • Prepares feed for the animals and nurses’ unwell animals.
  • Oversees and manages the pasture as well as farm buildings, facilities, and landscaping to professional standards.
  • Monitor farm progress and keep accurate records.

Skills and Qualifications

  • Minimum Bachelor’s degree in agriculture, animal science, or equivalent years of experience.
  • Ability to lead, manage, and direct independently the farm operations.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience in raising Beef and Lamb.
  • Minimum 3 years’ experience with pasture management.
  • Demonstrates leadership and strong management skills.
  • Excellent problem-solving, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  • The ability to multitask and use critical thinking to make decisions.
  • Superb communication, organizational, and interpersonal skills required.
  • Sound knowledge of landscape maintenance to include pesticides, herbicides, fertilizers, and controlled burning.
  • Operate tractors and other light machinery and responsible for maintaining grounds.
  • Administer vaccines to livestock. Maintain vaccination and veterinary care records.
  • Maintains all safety standards and protocols in accordance with state and federal laws.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.


$75,000.00 - $80,000.00 annual salary

**Relocation assistance negotiable


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