Livestock Caretaker Wanted in Hunterdon County

Name: Profeta Farms

Email Address: johnp@profetafarms.com Phone: County: Hunterdon
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Position:
Livestock Caretaker
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Detailed Description of Position: We are currently seeking applicants to fill our current farm crew needs. Successful candidates will be working in the various parts of the farm including but not limited to: cattle, swine, poultry, vegetables, & crops.

Description of Farm: Profeta Farms is trying something different. We’re not just trying to remove all the “bad stuff” from our food (pesticides, chemical fertilizers, GMOs, etc.), as mandated by the USDA organic certification, but we also strive to add back all of the “good stuff” missing from conventional food. We call this approach Beyond Organic. Starting from the ground up, the process begins by boosting soil health. We reduce tillage, supplement with compost, and plant cover crops to work depleted nutrients back into the soil. This fully mineralized and biologically active foundation lends its health to the plants that grow in it, a trend that follows the food chain all the way up to you, at the top. Healthy soils yields healthy people.
Something else we’re adding back to the system is the means by which we raise our cows, pigs, and chickens: they are raised in a manner that we and our customers believe they should be raised. The animals on this farm don’t just “have access” to the outside – they live primarily outside, as they were meant to, foraging and grazing for their food, which has grown with the help of our robust soil. By developing this diverse food system, we aim to provide a unique all-in-one experience for our customers where they will be able to purchase the majority of their food from a single local, organic, and sustainable source.

Skills: Qualifications:
• Committed to sustainable/organic food production
• Previous agriculture experience preferred, but not required
• Valid driver’s license
• Physically capable of working long hours in extreme weather conditions
• Be able to lift 50 lbs, as well as carry, kneel, and bend for long periods of time
• Good people and communication skills, including the ability to learn and take direction
• Be able to work efficiently at a fast pace
Skills:
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Flexibility and teamwork
Interested candidates should submit their resume, CV or work experience via email to careers@profetafarms.com

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