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: Heifer Manager/Assistant Herdsperson and Dairy Farm Hand (Full-Time)

Farm: Burk-Lea Farms (Franklin County)

Job Description: Burk-Lea Farms has two full-time job opportunities with responsibilities including: Manage calf and heifer health, give vaccinations, weigh calves, check calving pen and care for newborn calves, assist in moving animals and assist the herdsperson. The dairy farm hand would be responsible for feeding cows and completing fieldwork and mechanical repair around the farm. Burk-Lea Farms is a 850-cow dairy in Franklin County, Pa.

How to Apply: Click here to view and complete a job application. Email Clinton Burkholder at or call 717-267-2608 for more information.

Role: Milking Cows and Feeding Calves (Full or Part Time)

Farm: Brian Mull Dairy (Lancaster County)

Job Description: Interested in milking cows and feeding calves? Brian Mull Dairy is searching for a full-time or part-time worker to help milk their 130-cow herd. The worker will be responsible for milking, grooming stalls, and feeding calves after some shifts.

– Cows are milked 3x/day at 4:30am, 12:30pm, and 8:30pm
– Opportunity for shift differential pay for night hours
– Schedule consists of a combination of days and nights with two weekends off a month
– Reliable and able to work independently

Compensation: Competitive pay and willing to train.

How to Apply: Email Brian Mull at or call (717) 278-3110 to apply and learn more.

Roles: Milking and Feeding Calves | Creamery Packaging and Shipping (Full-Time, Part-Time and Internship Opportunities)

Farm: Chapel’s Country Creamery/Woodbine Farms (Easton, MD)

Job Description: We are looking for an individual to help with outside daily chores (milking and feeding animals). Also, we are looking for help in our small creamery with making, packaging, and shipping cheese. We are on the Eastern Shore of Maryland about an hour from Ocean City.

How to Apply: Email Jarred and Trisha Boyce at or call 717-487-8944.

Role: Full-Time Opportunities: Robot Barn Herdsperson, Milking, Calves, Feeding, Tractor Driving

Farm: Mason Dixon Farms, Inc. (Adams County)

Job Description: Mason Dixon Farms, Inc. has a variety of full-time opportunities for individuals with 2+ years of agriculture experience. Must be 18+, have knowledge of working with cows, and have a valid Driver’s License. Ability to operate machinery and ability to work 10-hour shifts with some weekend availability is preferred. Click here to learn more.

Compensation: Pay depending on experience. Benefits package including: Health, Vision & Dental Insurance, 401k, Paid Time Off, and company supplied uniforms.

How to Apply: Email Resume / Interest or Questions to Amy’s attention at:

Role: Full-Time Ag Mechanic

Farm: Plum-Line Holsteins (Crawford County)

Job Description: Plum-Line Holsteins is located in Titusville, PA and is seeking a full-time Ag Mechanic. The farm currently consists of the 85 cow milking herd along with 2,000 acres of corn, soybeans, and hay. Along with the dairy, we also own and operate a log hauling business consisting of 11 log trucks. Responsibilities would include assisting with field work, servicing/repairing farm machinery, and servicing/repairing log trucks.

Compensation: Based on experience. Willing to train.

How to Apply: Email Brooke Carey or call (814) 673-1591.

Role: Dairy Farm Hand

Farm: Lenkaitis Holsteins (near Chicagoland, Illinois)

Job Description: Are you interested in dairy cows, robotic milking, machinery, feeding and cropping near the Chicagoland area? This year-round part/full time position is now open for daily feeding and general farm work. Main responsibilities include:

  • Daily stall grooming, bedding and cleaning
  • Monitor robots and equipment as needed
  • Assist in moving animals
  • Assist herdsman with special needs cows
  • Assist with cropping. Mowing and raking hay, moving bales, running forage wagons during chopping
  • As needed cleaning and bedding in the heifer runs
  • Haul manure with liquid and solid manure spreaders
  • General equipment maintenance

Compensation: Pay is negotiable and depends on experience and performance. The position has been averaging about 30-35 hours per week depending on experience and ability. Daily timing can be flexible, but needs to be consistent and reliable. Equipment operation experience is a must. Click here to view the full job description.

How to Apply: Please contact Andy Lenkaitis at or 630-200-8617 with questions.

Other Opportunities: There is also a summer internship position focusing on the herdsman responsibilities, including prepping cows for classification and shows, assisting with herd health and helping with some crop production activities.

Role: Full-Time Employee

Farm: McWilliams Farm (Somerset County, PA)

Job Description: This full-time employee will be responsible for milking, feeding, and help with calf and heifer care. Must know how to run a skid loader. Help with field work when necessary.

How to Apply: Email Charlene McWilliams or call 814-442-4237.

Role: Assistant Herdsman (Full-Time)

Farm: Gorrell Dairy LLC (Bradford County, PA)

Job Description: Gorrell Dairy is looking for an assistant herdsman to help manage our dairy. Responsibilities include fresh and sick cow management, vaccinations, dry offs, and group changes. Also includes all aspects of breeding management. Ability to breed helpful, but a desire to learn is more important. Experience in a large farm setting is helpful as well as the ability to work in a team atmosphere.

Compensation: According to experience and knowledge. *Housing is available on the farm

How to Apply: Email Glenn or call (607) 738-9092.

Role: Young Stock Manager (Full-Time)

Farm: D&S Gross Cold Springs Farms LLC (190 Manchester Street, Manchester, PA 17345) (York County)

Job Description: Help D&S Gross Cold Springs Farms, LLC to achieve its production, quality, and profitability goals to the best of your ability. Meet with owners and other staff as needed to enhance communication and collaboration. Monitor protocols and goals set forth by management to maximize their effectiveness and profitability. Manage calf and heifer health. Help to keep milk house and calf barns clean, neat, and safe and continuously improve its overall appearance to enhance neighbor relations and employee pride. Responsible for overall calf health and growth.

Compensation: To be discussed at in-person interview. Off all major holidays. Paid Time Off earned monthly after 90-day probationary period. Fringe benefits available.

How to Apply: Email Steve Gross or call (717) 266-7039.

Roles: Assistant Herdsperson (Full-Time) and Intern (For a Semester or Year)

Farm: Tauer Dairy (Brown County, Minnesota)

Job Description: Tauer Dairy is seeking a full-time assistant herdsperson as well as an intern for a semester or year. As part of the Tauer Dairy team, you will have the chance to experience the Midwest Region while working with a Minnesota top 200 herd. Tauer Dairy emphasizes a positive work environment with attention to cow comfort, genetics, nutrition and top quality milk. Tauer Dairy is also home to 420 acres of innovative cover cropping and double cropping practices and is at the forefront of Minnesota’s Water Quality Certification Program. Tauer Dairy is a multi-year host to interns from the Center for Dairy Excellence/Penn State and have come to know the quality and dedication a Pennsylvania agriculture background provides!

If you want a farm where you can experience it all in a positive, family-friendly environment, consider applying for one of these positions.

Compensation: Full-time assistant herdsperson starting pay is $15.00 an hour. Intern starting pay is $12.00 an hour. On-farm housing is an option.

How to Apply: Email Angie Tauer or call 507-794-3141.

Role: Herdsperson (Full-Time)

Farm: Jackson Farms (Fayette County)

Job Description: Jackson Farms, a 150-cow dairy in Fayette County, is seeking a full-time herdsperson. Responsibilities include some milking, overseeing herd health and breeding programs, heifer and calf care, and working with veterinarian and nutritionist.

Compensation: Compensation based on experience. Health care benefits and housing available.

How to Apply: Call 412-582-4124 for more information.

Role: Farm Worker (Part-Time)

Farm: Hessdale Farm (Marietta, PA – Lancaster County)

Job Description: Hessdale Farm is searching for a milker for their 140-cow operation. This would include milking and feeding calves at the end of shifts with the possibility of growing and learning new roles. Individuals should have good communication and a positive attitude.

Compensation: Competitive wages based on experience and knowledge.

How to Apply: Contact Gene Hess at