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Assistant Farm Manager

Full Time GDF Farm Assistant Manager

January 2024

Green Dirt Farm, LLC is a small sheep dairy and creamery located in the bluffs of Weston, Missouri.  We specialize in the production of artisanal cheeses, primarily sheep’s milk cheeses. We sell our products to a variety of retail outlets, in our store located in Weston, and on our website. We are looking for an energetic, animal loving, hardworking individual who enjoys the varied responsibilities of working on a farm. This position will assist our Farm Director with a diverse array of animal care responsibilities, including monitoring and tracking animal health and production information, daily chores and milking, assisting with lambing, helping perform fecal egg counts, vaccinating and a variety of other tasks. 


  • Respect for animals, and an aptitude for working with various species 
    • previous sheep experience preferred
  • Positive attitude and calm demeanor especially in the face of adversity or failure. 
  • Candidate must work well independently and as part of a team.  
    • Knowledge of Spanish is preferred   
  • Be an avid learner who enjoys thinking outside of the box, and takes on new challenges with a positive attitude.  
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • Experience safely operating tractors, UTVs and heavy equipment
  • A team-oriented mindset; ability to communicate, ask questions, voice concerns, and work to problem-solve
  • Ability to be meticulous and detail-oriented
  • Ability to work 8+ hours on your feet
  • Schedule flexibility and willingness to work long hours, especially during the busy season
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs repeatedly



  • Daily care of our sheep, dogs, and other animals
  • Pasture rotation: setting temporary fencing and making movement decisions
  • Animal care, including assisting with lambing, treating sick animals, performing lab tests such as fecal egg counts, vaccinating, and monitoring health
  • Lamb care
  • General farm clean-up and assisting Farm Director with on-going projects
  • Weekly milking duties and dairy parlor cleaning
  • Record keeping