Nursery and Farm Manager

Website Beaverkill Nursery

Job Description

We are a perennial plant nursery and regenerative cattle farm in Livingston Manor, New York. We are a family owned operation and we are looking for someone with experience and passion for nursery work and raising livestock to take over daily management of the farm starting this fall.

Beaverkill nursery was started in 2022 as a perennial plant nursery focusing on edible, native, and useful plants, with a focus on fruit and nut trees. This year we planted a massive amount of nursery stock and prepped dozens of air prune beds for 2023.

We also have a beautiful and friendly herd of belted Galloways, who we are raising for beef. We are committed to using regenerative grazing practices and promoting perennial agroforestry systems through our nursery.

We have taken inspiration from the numerous small scale permaculture nurseries in our region, and we seek to minimize outside inputs, use soil conserving practices (such as air prune beds and selling bare root plants), and grow healthy plants that will thrive in our climate.

We are looking for someone with a strong interest in nursery work and livestock management. The ideal candidate has many years of experience in farming and in leadership roles, is well organized, and looking for a long term commitment.

The offer includes an annual salary of $55,000, housing (which can also accommodate family members), and insurance. This is a unique opportunity to join a new farm with a lot of potential and room for creative direction.

As farm manager, you will have the freedom make decisions regarding the direction and methods of the nursery and farm. If you are interested, please reach out! We are hiring now.

Job Details

Title: nursery and farm manager

Start date: December 2022

Salary: $55,000

Benefits: onsite housing and insurance

Job duties: – tending to nursery stock – nursery sales – tending to Belted Galloway herd (26 and counting) – working with contractors and employees on farm projects

Farm details

Location: Livingston Manor, NY (western Catskills) Description: there are 80 acres of pasture, 8 acres dedicated to the nursery, and 200 acres of forest.

The farm spans 500 feet in elevation, has multiple ponds, natural wetlands, and springs.

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