Jer-Lindy Farms is looking for a full time herdsperson. Please see below for full job description:
Dairy Herd Manager position
Jer-Lindy Farms, Jerry and Linda Jennissen, Brooten, Minn.
POSITION: Jer-Lindy Farms invites applications for a full-time Dairy Herd Manager.
Jer-Lindy Farms is a progressive, award-winning 200-cow dairy raising mainly Registered Holstein with a few Registered Brown Swiss cattle. The farm also cares for their young stock and dry cows, totaling approximately 350 head on-site. 250 acres of adjacent cropland is utilized for forages.
The farm is the home of Redhead Creamery, a new venture that will utilize the farms milk to create artisan cheeses and serve as an agri-tourism destination.
Jer-Lindy Farms was the 2002 recipient of Stearns County Farm Family of the Year, 2003 Minnesota Milk Producer of the Year, and 2005 MN Department of Ag. Good Neighbor Award.
RESPONSIBILITIES: The Dairy Herd Manager will primarily be expected to aid in dairy operations from 4 a.m. to 2 p.m., including milking, cleaning, feeding, breeding, bedding, calving assistance, and all other herd health issues. The position may also include occasional field work and minor equipment
Part– or full-time opportunities may exist for the candidate’s family members with Jer-Lindy Farms or Redhead Creamery depending on qualifications.
Potential for advancement within the company exists, through both financial and professional opportunities, but will be tailored to the individual.
Note: This job description is not intended to be all-inclusive. Candidate may perform other related duties as negotiated to meet the ongoing needs of the farm and the interests of the candidate.
• Associate’s degree in Dairy or Animal Science or equivalent experience
• Demonstrated experience working with cattle at the production level
• Evidence of effective oral and written communication skills
• Willingness to learn and take on new tasks
• Detail-oriented person
• Ability to work alone and with a team to carry out the standard protocols of the farm
• Ability to lift and carry 50 pounds
• Experience administering health treatments to cattle
APPLICATION: Candidates should send a cover letter (include a detailed description of interests, skills, and experiences), résumé, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of two references.
References will be contacted only for those applicants judged most appropriate. Please submit to: Jerry and Linda Jennissen: firstname.lastname@example.org
CLOSING DATE: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. For further information, please contact Jerry Jennissen at (320) 290‑8520 (cell) or email@example.com
For those of you who have visited the Redhead Creamery cheese shop or our booth at a farmers market, you’ve likely tried our garlic cheddar. Well, it’s become popular enough, that we need to come up with a name!
That’s where you come in. Comment below with a new name for our garlic cheddar. If yours gets chosen, you just might get some garlic cheddar sent your way. Ok, yes, yes you will get some garlic cheddar sent your way. Who are we kidding?
We are also taking suggestions at the shop over the weekend, so you’re up against some tough competition. So think hard my friends.
We’ll take comments on our blog post, Facebook page, Twitter page and in our cheese shop. Winner will be chosen and contacted by the end of next week.
It’s true! During the coldest week of the year (so far), we’re thinking about summer. We can’t resist.
Looking or know someone looking for a summer internship/apprenticeship? We’re not really sure where you can get quiet a diverse experience other than here, but we may be a little biased. The position details are listed below. Those wanting to apply can send their cover letter and resume to Alise at firstname.lastname@example.org. The position will be open until filled.
We are also hiring for a summer dairy farm intern as well — send us an email if interested.
PDF Version: RedheadCreameryInternshipJobDescription
DATE POSTED January 5, 2015
LOCATION Brooten, Minnesota
CATEGORY Agriculture / Manufacturing
JOB TYPE Internship/Apprentice
Redhead Creamery is a farmstead cheesemaking operation since the fall of 2014. We currently utilize roughly 5–10% of the milk from our family’s 180-cow dairy herd, Jer-Lindy Farms. We are committed to producing the highest-quality food, and producing a sustainable business in environmental, fiscal and social aspects. Redhead Creamery is currently accepting applications for our 2016 creamery internship position. Paid internships run May through August. Internships could evolve into long-term employment
The Creamery intern’s responsibilities will include assisting the cheesemaker with cheese production, affinage, packaging and shipping, cleaning, and sanitation. Additional opportunities will include interacting with consumers directly through farmers markets, our on-farm cheese shop (including tours and special events), as well as assisting on the dairy farm side.
Applicants should be self-starters with a can-do attitude, and capable of working with a team or independently. Dairy and/or food background is preferred, but not required.
Send cover letter and current resume to Alise at email@example.com
The picture above is of a true type model Holstein cow developed by the Holstein Association of America — probably sometime in the 60s.
The cow was donated to the St. Anthony of Padua church by Jerry’s grandfather, Math Jennissen, to be used in the nativity display. Appropriate, since nearly all of the parishioners at that time were dairy farmers.
It was rescued from the trash this past year by Clara Rooney of the Padua Pub. She presented it to us at the Pub’s Christmas party a few weeks ago — and it is now on display at the Creamery.
Thanks Clara! This means a lot to us!
Now to get some Padua Creamery artifacts…