Farm Hand

Website Tara Firma Farms

UPDATED housing offer

We are hiring Full Time Farm Hand at Tara Firma Farms

Seeking full time help for regenerative husbandry and vegetable farm with a farm store and CSA. This position will support row crops, compost, and livestock operations. We are looking for someone with a positive attitude who is responsible, hard working and self-motivated. Love for the animals and care for the land’s well-being are essential! The position requires attention to detail with the many tasks involved in helping to run the farm that change with the seasons. Please only apply if you have some previous farming experience.

On farm housing available with employment. Small Airstream for one individual available for utilities fee only.

Responsibilities are varied and will include:
General animal husbandry including: care for poultry, pigs, cows.
Feeding, watering, egg collecting, and moving livestock and chicken houses
Sunrise or sunset hours. Position will include opening and/or closing farm animals; hours change with time of sunrise and sunset.
Light construction
Working with electric fences, building enclosures, and repairing fencing
Loading and unloading of farm vehicles
Loading animals into trailers
Processing poultry on farm
Operating farm equipment including tractors
Property maintenance: clearing brush, mowing ect…
Basic Irrigation maintenance and installation
Harvesting crops, planting, compost spreading and other row crop responsibilities
Position may sometimes include driving to pick up inputs for compost operation.
Help with regular public events, sometimes long hours, but fun!

A Typical day can include, but is not limited to: hiking long distances up steep hills in the rain or hot sun, moving trailers and chicken houses with the tractor on tricky terrain, feeding animals with the tractor, sorting gleen (food scraps for the animals), processing animals as well as castration of pigs.

Applicant must:
Have a valid California driver’s license and be able to drive a stick shift
Be able to drive a tractor (beginners ok)
Be able to lift and carry up to 100 lbs. This is a physical job and you need a strong back!
Work weekends and some holidays
Have some animal care experience. Bonus for experience with Pigs.
Be aware and gentle with animals
Work independently and collaboratively
See tasks to completion
Good communication skills
Be able to multitask
Handle stressful situations in a peaceful and compassionate way.
Proficient in English
Not mind getting dirty!
Be comfortable working outdoors in extreme weather conditions

Pay $12 if living onsite and taking advantage of housing. Utility fee for housing is $150, includes WIFI.

To apply: please email your resume or job experience with 2 job references to us:
Thank you, Your Tara Firma Farmers

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