The Livestock and Pasture Manager plays a critical role in fulfilling The Trustees’ conservation, environmental and agricultural goals and priorities across multiple farms within a larger portfolio of sustainably managed agricultural properties owned and operated by The Trustees. Reporting to the Director of Agriculture, the Livestock and Pasture Manager is responsible for implementing The Trustees grass-based, and pastured production livestock operations within a defined farm network which currently include pigs, sheep, goats, layers and meat birds. The Livestock and Pasture Manager is an operational role mentoring and supervising part-time and seasonal farm staff.
The Livestock and Pasture Manager is responsible for the care and performance of pastures and farm animals, the condition of livestock facilities and equipment across the network of farms, the condition of all grazing infrastructure, the quality and supply of forage/feed, and the quality and quantity of meat produced. The Livestock and Pasture Manager also manages the meat and grasslands budget and all related enterprise budgets. The Livestock and Pasture Manager is responsible for managing fertility and putting up multiple cuts of hay across Trustees properties. Successful experience in pasture management and haymaking is required as is significant farm experience operating and maintaining farm equipment.
The Livestock and Pasture Manager works collaboratively with the Appleton Farms Livestock Manager in sharing best practices in grass management and livestock care. Like all agricultural staff, the Livestock and Pasture Manager also plays a key role in supporting educational programs and community events on The Trustees publicly accessible, historically significant farms.
The Livestock and Pasture Manager is responsible for overseeing 4 primary operations including corresponding satellite hay fields. These properties include: Moose Hill Farm in Sharon, Powisset Farm in Dover, Chestnut Hill Farm in Southborough, and Weir River Farm in Hingham. Each of the farms range in size and infrastructure, all overlap with different mission driven program areas including ecology and education while centering agricultural production. Experience with breeding, rotational grazing and regenerative agricultural practices and innovative approaches to infrastructure, finance and resource challenges are crucial. In this role, the Livestock and Pasture Manager will frequently encounter engagement and public facing opportunities requiring a positive and welcoming energy.
The position is salaried and year-round with a seasonally variable work schedule. The Livestock and Pasture Manager will be required to live in a house provided on one of the farm properties.
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About The Trustees
The Trustees is one of Massachusetts’ largest non-profits and the nation’s first conservation and preservation organization. Today, the places we care about are going fast, and the forces undermining them, including climate change, are moving faster. Our passion is to protect and share with everyone the irreplaceable natural and cultural treasures under our care. We are funded and supported entirely by our visitors, supporters, volunteers, and more than 60,000 member households.
In addition to being an Equal Opportunity Employer, The Trustees aims to create a thriving, inclusive workplace that values each member of its team. We aspire to reflect and effectively serve the residents and communities of Massachusetts who are at the core of our mission. Building The Trustees of the future is about creating a sense of welcome for all and that starts with our staff. We believe having an inclusive workplace with diverse perspectives are critical to our work. We are ever curating and creating information and programs to help us be the most inclusive organization that we can be.
The Trustees is a signer of the Boston Women’s Workforce Council and a Member of the Boston College Center for Work and Family.
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The Livestock and Pasture Manager plays a critical role in fulfilling The Trustees’ conservation, environmental and agricultural goals and priorities across multiple farms within a larger portfolio of sustainably…
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In addition to competitive pay, The Trustees offers the opportunity to be part of a dedicated team across Massachusetts who believe in celebrating and protecting our special…