Lincoln University of Missouri
  • 16-Aug-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • University Farms
  • Jefferson City, MO, USA
  • 40000-45000 per year
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Position Summary

Assists with the day-to-day operations of the Busby Farm. Works with the Farm Superintendent to establish and maintain the organic certification compliance of the Busby Farm facility according to the National Organic Plan. Manages farm livestock within an intensive grazing management system. Coordinates with the Principal Investigators on the various tasks which needed to be completed on their respective research plots on the Busby Farm. Supervises student and casual workers at the Busby Farm. Operates farm equipment as required to maintain the farm operations. Schedules and coordinates events and field days at the Busby Farm. Maintains grounds and facilities at the Busby Farm.

  • Assists with management and day-to-day operations of the Busby Farm.
  • Assist with the maintenance of organic certification for the Busby Farm.
  • Maintain all required documentation of farm operations as required for organic certification.
  • Assist with management and maintenance of livestock and grazing systems.
  • Operate and maintain farm equipment.
  • Coordinate with researchers to facilitate research activities.
  • Coordinate and conduct tours of the Busby Farm facility for various outside groups.
  • Supervise students and casual workers at the Busby Farm.
  • Assist Lincoln faculty members with lab activities at the Busby Farm.
  • Maintain the grounds and facilities located at the Busby Farm.
  • Maintain all livestock and research plot records.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • General knowledge of day-to-day farm operations (animal, plants, soils, forestry, etc.).
  • Knowledge of cattle and small ruminant animal welfare.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Must be able to multitask.
  • Must be able to operate all farm equipment (tractor, skid steer, haying equipment, lawn equipment).
  • Good computer skills.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree in agriculture or closely related field is required.
  • Knowledge of organic agricultural production strongly preferred.
  • Experience working with livestock strongly preferred.
  • Experience operating farm equipment required.
  • Valid driver's license required.

Physical Requirements

  • Prolonged periods of working outside in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs.
  • Ability to bend and squat.
  • Light office work, heavy outside work.
  • Light sedentary office work.

Lincoln University is an equal opportunity employer. No employee or applicant will be discriminated against in any condition of employment because of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

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