Sustainable Agriculture Apprentice (Livestock)

Job Type

Full Time



Application Deadline



Hillsborough Township
New Jersey
United States


Sustainable Agriculture Apprentice - Livestock


The Sustainable Agriculture Apprentice (Livestock) is a member of the Natural Resources & Agroecology Team. They will be responsible for working under the supervision of the Manager of Sustainable Agriculture at Duke Farms on the maintenance of the livestock farming operation. The individual will actively contribute to the implementation of Duke Farms multi-faceted agriculture program, including the rotationally grazed beef herd, annual crops, perennial crops, innovative cover crop/green manure practices, on site compost production, and marketing through our own farm to table market and may be called upon to support other aspects of the farm as needed.

The Sustainable Agriculture Apprentice will be required to reside at Duke Farms, as a condition of his/her employment, in provided housing subject to the Duke Farms Housing Protocols.


Day-to-day Operations

-       All aspects of farm work, in all extremes of weather, including, but not limited to: mowing, day-to-day

livestock care (beef cattle), fieldwork, haying, harvest, paddock layout, fencing installation and

maintenance, and marketing;

-       Assist with record keeping of pertinent information related to livestock care, and pasture and field

maintenance using appropriate software (CattleMax);

-      Coordinate with other DF staff as needed to address necessary maintenance of farm facilities,

equipment and machinery.

-       Other related work as required.


-      At least one year of experience in a farming operation is required, preferably at a sustainable

agricultural operation;

-      Successful completion of at least one year of course work in farming practices, including livestock, is


-      Competent and familiar with most farm machinery, tractors, and implements or the ability and

willingness to learn from seasoned professional Duke Farms on staff;

-      Experience with beef cattle preferred, or willingness to learn all aspects of day-to-day care;

-      Ability to communicate to the general public the various aspects of the farming operation;

-      Able to traverse the 2700+ acre Duke Farm’s property as well as travel to other locations;

-       Willing to work indoors and outdoors under various weather conditions;

-      Willing to work outside of traditional business hours, including weekends, evenings and occasional


Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

How To Apply


Send resume with cover letter to Include your last name followed by “Sustainable Agriculture Apprentice-Livestock” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted until November 1, 2018.

No phone calls or in-person applications, please.

The Doris Duke Charitable Foundation is an equal opportunity employer, committed to inclusive hiring, and dedicated to diversity in its work and on its staff. We strongly encourage candidates of all identities, experiences, orientations and communities to apply.