Pennsylvania dairy production and associated businesses contribute more than $12 billion annually to Pennsylvania’s economy. Those businesses create more than 52,000 jobs. View the following list of current job opportunities in the dairy industry.

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Role: Dairy Processing Plant Manager (Full-Time)

Farm/Business: Yoder’s Country Market (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

Job Description: Yoder’s Country Market is seeking a Full-Time Dairy Processing Plant Manager. Responsibilities are to oversee and manage the daily operations of the Dairy Processing Plant including hauling milk from farm to plant, testing samples, milk and ice cream production, purchasing supplies, following proper food handling practices, and scheduling staff.

How to Apply: For a full job description, email Dina at dina@yoderscountrymarket.com. Visit their website for more information about their operation or to apply.


Role: Crop and Field Manager (Full-Time)

Farm: Yippee! Farms (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

Job Description: The Crop and Field Manager is responsible for maintaining and repairing all farm equipment, managing planting, harvesting, manure hauling, and soil testing. They are looking for a forward, independent thinker with excellent communications skills for managing and working with others.

How to Apply: Email yippeefarm@gmail.com or call (717) 572-3593.


Role: Farm Employee (Full-Time)

Farm: Brian Mull’s Dairy (Lancaster County, Pennsylvania)

Job Description: This dairy farm has been in the Mull family for two generations, and they are looking to add more people to their team. The position available is feeding 135 dairy cows in a tie-stall barn in Quarryville, Pennsylvania. The work includes a mix of feeding and other various farm jobs, including regular maintenance and repairs on equipment and some other farm equipment operation. The ability to operate a skid loader and tractor mixer wagon are necessary for this position. Someone that can work well independently, is observant, and detail-oriented would be the best fit for this position.

How to Apply: Email Brian Mull at brmull81@gmail.com or call (717) 278-3110. Competitive pay is offered.


Role: Robot Barn Manager / Herdsperson (Full-Time)

Farm: Vista Grande Farms, LLC (Berks County, Pennsylvania)

Job Description: Vista Grande Farm is looking for an honest and dependable person to manage the milking processes in their 240-cow robotic barn. The farm raises all their replacements and grows all of the forages to feed the herd. This person should be able to work safely, calmly and independently as well as a team member to carry out the daily care of the herd to achieve high milk quality and cow health. Candidate will also be responsible for the cleanliness of the milking equipment and facility. Good verbal and written communication skills, computer literacy, and a willingness to work with technology will be necessary.

Responsibilities:

-Able to utilize computer program to develop “attention lists” and carry out follow-up.
-Monitor daily cow health. Identify and treat/assist treat sick cows.
-Work with dairy herd team and assist herdsperson.
-Identify milking robot problems and bottlenecks; assist with correction when familiar with system.
-Daily maintenance of milking robots.
-Calm movement of cattle; includes “fetch list” animals, fresh and dry cows.
-Work every other weekend.

How to Apply: Click here to download a job application. Submit your application for employment to vgf@early.com. Call Jesse Bitler at 610-780-9607 for more information. Compensation is based on skills and experience.


Role: Reproductive Services Specialist (Full-Time)

Farm/Business: Premier Select Sires, Inc. (Central Region)

Job Description: Premier Select Sires, Inc. is seeking a highly motivated Reproductive Services Specialist in our Central Region reporting to Dave Miklic, Reproductive Services Manager. The overall goal of this position is to provide valuable reproductive services to accounts and work closely with other Reproductive Services Specialists, Area Sales Managers, and the sales support staff in this fast-paced service area. This position will service southern Lancaster County in Pennsylvania.
Responsibilities:

  • Offer producers complete artificial insemination offerings to include heat detection, insemination service, record keeping and reproductive analysis
  • Strive to provide excellent customer service by maintaining a high degree of customer satisfaction and continued sales
  • Represent Premier Select Sires with the highest level of professionalism and company pride
  • Assist with any needs that may arise as required

How to Apply: Interested candidates are invited to submit their resume to Dave Miklic at dmiklic@premierselect.com.


Role: Mechanic

Farm: Gorrell Dairy (Bradford County, PA)

Job Description: At Gorrell Dairy, a Mechanic is responsible for all aspects of maintaining and repairing the farm’s machinery and equipment and working with others on the mechanics/machinery maintenance crew to ensure the successful and efficient operation of the farm’s shop. The Mechanic is required to use his or her specialized skills and experience to locate and diagnose issues with machinery and equipment and find cost-effective solutions and repairs. The Mechanic at Gorrell Dairy is also a member of the harvest crew, and must be willing and able to take part in all duties related to fieldwork during planting and harvest seasons.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all equipment is in a constant state of readiness as assigned by the Head Mechanic.
  • Follow the farm’s maintenance schedule for routine servicing of all machinery and equipment.
  • Have and maintain an ongoing operating knowledge of all farm machinery and equipment.
  • Keep organized and up-to-date records of any maintenance you perform on farm machinery.
  • Perform repairs and tasks including, but not limited to brake jobs, engine replacements, clutch replacements, installations, calibrations, etc.
  • As a member of the harvest crew, take part in all aspects of fieldwork during planting and harvest seasons.

How to Apply: Click here for a complete job description. Submit your application for employment to kendall@redriveragconsulting.com. Call Kendall Treadwell at 714-657-4798 for more information. Compensation is based on skills and experience.


Role: Feeder

Farm: Gorrell Dairy (Bradford County, PA)

Job Description: At Gorrell Dairy, the Feeder is responsible for feeding and caring for all livestock on the dairy facility.  The proper care of dairy animals involves keeping the animal areas, lots, and barns clean and free from manure and extraneous objects.  The Feeder works as a member of a team focused on herd health and productivity, employee safety, facilities maintenance, and community relations.

Responsibilities:

  • Arrive on farm by 6:00AM daily and begin mixing rations no later than 6:30AM.
  • Push up feed first thing each morning, noting any refusals so that adjustments can be made if necessary.
  • Check bunks each morning and work with farm manager to decide feeding amounts.
  • Check animals frequently and on-time each day to be sure they are receiving adequate feed.
  • Work with nutritionist and farm manager to adapt and accommodate diet of animals as needed.
  • Take direction from manager about what and when to feed, and any changes to the ration.
  • Keep track of percent shrink and feed commodities.
  • Get cows fed accurately and on-time without running out of feed.

How to Apply: Click here for a complete job description. Submit your application for employment to kendall@redriveragconsulting.com. Call Kendall Treadwell at 714-657-4798 for more information. Compensation is based on skills and experience.


Role: Assistant Dairy Farm Superintendent (Full-Time)

Farm: Dairy Center at Delaware Valley University (Bucks County, PA)

Job Description: The Assistant Dairy Superintendent will assist with the daily oversight of all dairy operations at the Delaware Valley University (DelVal) Dairy Center in Doylestown, PA. The successful candidate is expected to provide exceptional care for the health and well-being of all animals housed at the Dairy Center. The goal is to provide a safe, educational environment consistent with the mission of Delaware Valley University.

The individual would: assist the Dairy Superintendent in the operation and management of the dairy facility; carry out standards set forth by DelVal in the areas of breeding, feeding, milking, and cow management; assist and support classrooms and laboratory education programs that directly involve the dairy facility; and more. Click here to read the full job description.

How to Apply: Visit delval.edu/careers-delval or email your resume to Robert.Connelly@delval.edu. Housing is available as well as benefits including medical, dental, vision, life, disability, and retirement plan.


Role: Herdsperson (Full-Time) *For Immediate Hire*

Farm: Kolb’s Farm Store (Chester County, PA)

Job Description: Kolb’s Farm Store in Spring City, Pennsylvania is looking for a full-time herdsman for their 60-cow milking and mixed breed herd. They offer competitive pay, and health insurance is available. They have a double 6 Herringbone Parlor and raise all calves, including dairy and beef.  They have a small beef herd in the barn as well. 

Responsibilities:

-Milking (5am & 4pm ) – They have some part-time milkers.
-Monitoring health 
-Shots/ treatments 
-Stall maintenance and maintaining a clean barn 
-Scraping manure (skid loader) 
-Feeding calves occasionally – They have some part-time calf feeders.
-Breeding experience is a plus but not required 

How to Apply: Please email LongsRCC@gmail.com or call (610) 495-7841.


Role: Farm Crop Manager (Full-Time)

Farm: Edelweiss Dairy Farms (Freedom, New York)

Job Description: Edelweiss Dairy Farms is looking for a passionate person that is ready to collaborate, develop and be a leader. You’ll join a dynamic agricultural environment that’s growing, with new opportunities available every day to enhance your skillset. The full-time Farm Crop Manager will manage all aspects of crop production on 9,000 crop acres with direction from ownership and crop consultants from seed selection to harvest. The individual will keep track of CAFO required paperwork and regulations, manage employee performance by providing resources, training, feedback and development opportunities, and provide leadership.

2 or more years of work experience in crop production and leadership required.

How to Apply: Email John Borer to learn more and apply, or call (716) 560-8312.


Role: Herdsperson/Milker (Full-Time)

Farm: Hollowacres Farm LLC (Franklin County, Pennsylvania)

Job Description: Hollowacres Farm LLC is a 280-cow dairy located 10 miles west of Shippensburg, PA. They are looking for a full-time person to assist with milking and some general cow health work, including health checks with the veterinarian. The ideal candidate will have dairy experience, but they are willing to train. They will tailor the job description to best fit the strengths of the potential hire as well as their current team. Typically 35-45 hours per week with every other weekend off.

How to Apply: Email Ron at hollowacres@outlook.com or call (717) 729-0064.


Role: Farm Manager (Full-Time)

Farm: Cricket Creek Farm (Williamstown, MA)

Job Description: Cricket Creek Farm is looking for a Farm Manager to join our team! We are a small, grass-based cow dairy nestled in the Berkshire hills of Williamstown, MA. We produce raw milk, grass-fed beef and whey-fed pork, in addition to 7 different styles of artisanal farmstead cheeses. We generally milk between 30-35 cows, and care for about 80 animals in total.

The Farm Manager will participate in the management of all farm-related operations at our family-owned pasture-based dairy farm. This role includes responsibilities in caring for all of the animals on our farm and works closely with the Farm Owner to determine priorities and fulfill daily responsibilities. The Farm Manager must be able to work efficiently, both independently and as part of a team. They must be detail-oriented, willing to take initiative, and committed to the highest level of care for our animals and the safety of our food products. Click here to view a full job description.

Compensation: Salary is commensurate with experience and the applicant’s interest in learning and growing in the role. Benefits include cheese & milk, and an employee discount on all farm store items. Housing in a shared house with private bedrooms is available immediately. A two-bedroom on-farm apartment would potentially be available within six months of starting.

How to Apply: Please send your resume and a cover letter to Topher Sabot at topher@cricketcreekfarm.com.


Role: AI Technician (Full-Time)

Farm: North Point Farm, Inc. (Virginia)

Job Description: The AI Technician will report directly to the herdsman at North Point Farm, Inc. This is an exciting opportunity to onboard with a rapidly growing 1,200 cow dairy farm and provide services directly relating to breeding, reproduction, and genetics. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Work hands on with dairy cattle daily
  • Responsible for ensuring proper heat detection and compliance with current ovulation synchronization protocols
  • Provide for the safe and timely breeding of animals on farm
  • Maintain accurate records of all breeding events
  • Participate in regular meetings with farm management and consultants to accurately track reproductive program progress
  • Comply with all farm safety and animal welfare policies

How to Apply: This position requires a valid driver’s license and will come with access to a company vehicle. Opportunities to learn more about animal health, reproduction, and other dairy farm management techniques are available to interested applicants. To apply, email Hunter Liles at hliles1@vols.utk.edu or call (434) 429-5342.