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Diversified Farm Operations Manager

  • Full Time
  • Boulder, CO
  • 30k-40k depending upon experience, plus on site Housing and food and Workman's Compensation insurance. USD / Year

Website The Golden Hoof

Healthy Ecosystem, Happy Animals, Healing Food

The Golden Hoof is a 200 acre Diversified, Grass-based, Regenerative Farm in Boulder Colorado with a satellite 1900 acre beef cattle ranch in The San Luis Valley of Colorado. Our Boulder operation produces products from a highly diversified mix of livestock enterprises including grass-finished beef and dairy products along with eggs, poultry and pork, as well as some vegetables and fruit; all products are marketed exclusively though our on-farm direct-to-consumer private food club.  Our operational systems and philosophy are grounded in ecological stewardship with an eye toward optimizing the health of the land, animal performance, economic return and work-life balance.   We are primarily soil/ grass farmers focused on the holistic management of our grass ecosystem. 

Our Boulder operation manages approximately 180 irrigated acres, finishing around 35 grass fed beef cows per year, and milking 8-10 grass-fed raw-milk dairy cows. Our operation up cycles nutrients from our community’s waste stream which we feed to our pigs and poultry in a deep bedding system.  We process all of our animals on-farm and create myriad value-added products which we offer to the community through our Private Membership Association/On-farm Store.

Our Headquarters is located 4 miles East of Boulder in the Open Space Greenbelt

We are seeking a like minded Daily Operations manager, or couple to assist us in managing our Boulder regenerative farm enterprises in a leadership role with our small team of staff and apprentices.  The Holistic Management framework will be used to empower this position, as well as to improve upon and build our operations which currently gross 400k in annual sales through our Private Membership Association’s on-farm store using the herd-share model.  Qualified candidates will have relevant demonstrable leadership experience and people skills, seek and appreciate feedback, are internally motivated, organized and self-directed, have experience/skill with adaptive multi-paddock grazing and low stress animal handling, competency in the operation and care for farm equipment and machinery, demonstrates a productive business mindset, be physically and  mentally strong and balanced.  Meaningful experience in food handling and preparation a plus.  

This is a hands on leadership role focused on achieving desirable outcomes using best practices rather than on delegating tasks. We will expect you to give your all 5 days a week from the break of dawn until the day’s work is complete and maintain an engaged positive attitude in an effort to help us continually improve our operations on every level.  Work will be demanding and rewarding and we will be supportive coworkers, managers and coaches.  We will anticipate high performance and continual improvement from you as we do from ourselves.  This entails not just the acquisition of knowledge and skills, but must be driven by personality characteristics which are derived from a mindset of total responsibility.  To be truly useful on the farm you will need to be open and curious- asking lots of questions about our existing systems developed over the years- why we do things the way we do them.  Usually there will not be one right answer, but it is important to have these conversations so that we understand the context within which we are making shared decisions in order to achieve consistent high quality results.  

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