Position: Farm Hand
Idyll Farms is looking to expand their farming team! Do you love animals and working outdoors? This may be the job for you!
On the job training provided! Prior experience not required!
Be a part of a world class, award winning, farmstead G.O.A.T. Creamery team located at one of the most beautiful places on earth, Idyll Farms!
Idyll Farms is a 500+ acre goat farm and creamery located in Northport, Michigan, a small town perched on the edge of Lake Michigan on the beautiful Leelanau Peninsula. Our Certified Humane® Alpine goats are pasture-fed using regenerative, rotational grazing practices, leaving the earth more viable and sequestering carbon. This is great for our planet, our pastures, our goats, and their milk—and it is the secret to how we happen to make award-winning goat cheese. Idyll Farms G.O.A.T. Cheeses have won 32 American Cheese Society awards (the most goat cheese awards than any other producer in 2017 and 2019), 9 World Championship cheese awards, 5 U.S. Championship cheese awards and a Good Food Award, putting Idyll Farms Goat Cheeses on the map as an industry leader.
As our herd is expanding and production is increasing, Idyll Farms is looking to hire full-time and part-time Farm Hands. The ideal candidate for this position loves the outdoors, enjoys working with animals, and doesn’t mind getting their hands dirty. The Farm Hand position is a physically demanding job that involves outdoor work year-round. Prior experience with livestock is a plus but not required. Training will be provided.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, use hands, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include depth perception. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to outdoor weather conditions. Additionally, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions (non-weather), work near moving mechanical parts, work in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of electrical shock.
The noise level in the work environment can be loud depending on the task.
Key Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
- Milking goats as scheduled and performing proper dairy sanitation.
- Tending to the animals and barns (feeding, various animal care, cleaning, and similar)
- Grounds & facility maintenance, including equipment operation, orchard maintenance, fence repairs, and sanitation.
- Preparing proper pasture rotation for the herd.
- Receiving, and storing goods in an organized manner.
- Equipment operation (if assigned)
· 0-4 years farming or livestock experience.
· Detail oriented
· Strong work ethic
· Able to follow written and verbal instruction.
· Paid Time Off
· Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
· Short Term Disability Insurance
Valid driver’s license required and background checks will be performed.
Idyll Farms LLC is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Job Type: Full-time
Pay: From $15.00 per hour
- Dental insurance
- Health insurance
- Paid time off
- Vision insurance
- 8 hour shift
- Monday to Friday
- Weekend availability
- Farming or Livestock: 1 year (Preferred)
- Driver’s License (Preferred)
Work Location: One location