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: 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.

Role: Full-Time Employee

Farm: Legen-Dairy Farm, LLC (York County)

Job Description: Legen-Dairy Farm is searching for a full time worker for our 120-cow operation. This would include milking, feeding calves/heifers/cows, helping to spread manure and maintain pastures. Individual should have good communication skills and a positive attitude. We are willing to train.

Compensation: Housing available.

How to Apply: Email Matthew Keller or call (717) 891-1958.

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: Crop Production (Full-Time)

Farm: Hess Dairy Farm Inc. (Lancaster County)

Job Description: Main responsibilities include managing crops, nutrient management, farm maintenance, and assisting with feeding. This full-time position includes weekday and some weekend hours. Leadership qualities are helpful, and references are required.

Compensation: Based on knowledge and experience.

How to Apply: Email Joe Hess or call 717-587-2943.

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

Role: Assistant Herdsman (Full-Time)

Farm: Brook-Corner Holsteins (Lebanon County)

Job Description: Brook-Corner Holsteins, a 400-cow progressive dairy farm, is seeking a full-time Assistant Herdsman. Located in Lebanon, PA, the role includes: bedding, scraping, milking, mixing feed, heifer care and herd health responsibilities. The full-time position includes weekday and some weekend hours.

Compensation: Based on experience.

How to Apply:  Contact 717-507-7976. For more information about the people, cows and facilities at Brook-Corner, check out Brook-Corner Holsteins on Facebook.

Role: Assistant Dairy Processing Manager (Full-Time – 40-50 hours a week, weekends off)

Farm: Kolbs Farm Store, Spring City, PA (Chester County)

Job Description: Kolbs Farm Store is looking for a motivated individual who wants to work in the food industry, specifically dairy processing. The role will work closely with the Dairy Processing Manager who is currently running the processing plant. The processing plant is located on the farm and is attached to the retail store where the milk is sold.

Primary responsibilities include processing milk and other products three times a week, helping with deliveries, operating and monitoring processing equipment, monitoring packaging of the product, and more.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

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

How to Apply: Contact Casandra Long at

Role: Robotic Milker Technician / Farm Mechanic (Full-Time – 55-60 hours a week, work every other weekend)

Farm: Kurtland Farms, Elverson, PA (Chester County)

Job Description:  Kurtland Farms, a 300 cow dairy operation located in Elverson, Pennsylvania, is in search of a full-time farm mechanic and robotic milker service technician. The candidate should be a self-motivated individual who can prioritize and keep up with daily responsibilities, troubleshoot and solve complex problems, and bring an energetic and positive attitude to work each day.

Primary responsibilities include daily service and maintenance of four Lely robotic milkers and related milking equipment; mixing feed and feeding different groups of dairy animals; servicing and maintaining all farm equipment; and other responsibilities.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: Competitive salary based on experience and qualifications. Healthcare, paid time off, and housing options available.

How to Apply: Contact Jared Kurtz at or (610) 223-8062.

Role: Young Stock Manager (Full-Time)

Farm: Walmoore Holsteins Inc., West Grove, PA (Chester County)

Job Description: Manage calf/heifer health which includes implementing, managing, and monitoring protocols and goals set forth by Walmoore management to maximize effectiveness and profitability, breeding heifers and cows, other duties as listed in attached job description.

Job Qualifications: Click here to view the full job description and qualifications.

Compensation: According to experience and knowledge. Fringe benefits and incentive plan offered.

How to Apply: Contact Walt Moore at or (484) 645-1840