Farm Hand (Hand I)

  • Chattahoochee Hills, GA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Many Fold Farm is a family owned operation. The farm is located in the beautiful Chattahoochee Hill Country, about 50-minutes west-southwest of Atlanta, GA. We are proud to be a part of a burgeoning agricultural economy within a community that seeks to preserve our rural heritage and act as a model for growth that is an antidote to urban sprawl.

On our farm you’ll find a small cadre of farmers, family members, interns, volunteers, and employees all attending to the daily needs of sheep, cows, chickens, hogs, and dogs happily living on pasture as nature intended. We raise our animals on a grass based system and consider ourselves “grassfarmers” who practice management-intensive grazing to ensure healthy pastures and healthy animals. Our sheep and cows convert grass into rich milk that we turn into a variety of farmstead cheeses. We also produce seasonal lamb, fresh eggs and whey-fed pork.

Job Description

Many Fold Farm is looking for one full time Farm Hand (Hand I) to expand our farm crew. The hand will work closely with the other members of the crew taking care of our animals and land.  The work involves daily outside work with animals (sheep, cows, chickens, hogs, and dogs).  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Animal husbandry (40%)
   -    Moving Sheep, Cows, and Chickens
   -    Perform minor veterinary care
   -    Feeding and watering
   -    Movement of temporary fence and other pasture equipment
Egg collection, cleaning, and packaging (10%)
General farm projects (repairs, construction, land maintenance, etc.) (40%)
Cleaning and Minor Servicing of Equipment and Vehicles (10%)


Qualifications

Basic Requirements:
-    Valid Driver’s License
-    Attention to detail and ability to follow instructions
-    Ability to work independently
-    The ability to lift 50+ pounds
-    A calm demeanor when working with animals
-    Able to performing all tasks in dirty outdoor conditions in all weather
-    Ability to effectively communicate with team members

Highly Preferred Skills (but not required)
-    Ability to drive a manual transmission vehicle
-    Ability and experience operating a tractor
-    Basic skill with hand and power tools
-    A working knowledge of motor vehicle maintenance (oil changes, changing air filters etc.)

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.