Assistant Farm Manager needed at Sustainable Ag Operation in northern California

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Sonny's Farm

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Rescue, CA
Job Type
Full Time, Year round
Date Posted
June 28, 2024
Housing Offered
0-2 yrs

Sonny’s Farm is seeking a program lead for our Northern California Farm in Rescue. We are a small team and you will be part of senior leadership involved in all aspects of the operation. This is a fantastic opportunity to build on beautiful land with a team of like-minded individuals who are passionate about creating abundance together.

The farm currently operates on a 140-acre property (former golf course) with potential to add additional acreage. Our cows, pigs, sheep, and chicken create a rich, biodiverse environment for plants, wild animals, birds, insects, and pollinators. Together with our Florida farm, we aim to become the source of premiere, highest-quality, nutrient-dense food while building a community of people that are passionate about health, animals, sustainability, biodiversity, and natural beauty.

Creating soils from which abundance flows is at the heart of Sonny’s and this role.

The Opportunity: Work with a dynamic team and growing company through an exciting phase of expansion, all while immersing yourself in the rewarding process of healing the land and offering vital nourishment to the community and growing your own skillset. This role offers the unique experience of being part of establishing and growing an organization committed to sustainable practices. Work together with an experienced farm manager to cultivate a distinct and highly motivated team, united by their passion for regenerative farming and environmental stewardship. Join us in this transformative journey, where your contribution will not only shape the future of our company but also contribute to a healthier planet and community.


As a Program Lead, your responsibilities will encompass a range of tasks focused on sustainable agricultural practices, ecological stewardship, and effective management of farm resources. Working closely together with the Farm Manager on all aspects of the operation, this role is one of the most senior on the farm and has many day-to-day responsibilities:

1. Holistic Livestock Management: Oversee the health and well-being of all livestock, including cattle, sheep, pigs, and chickens, ensuring they are raised in a humane, ethical, and sustainable manner. Program leads are responsible for performing the agreed upon daily livestock care and ensuring highest quality.

2. Pasture & Soil Health Management: Understand the farm pasture management to ensure sustainable grazing and optimal nutrition for the livestock. Implement and oversee practices that enhance soil fertility and health, including rotational grazing, pasture diversity and health, composting.

3. Infrastructure Building and Management: Build and maintain all farm infrastructure including fencing, irrigation, farm structures, equipment, and vehicles. Program leads are responsible for leading crucial farm building and infrastructure projects.

4. Staff Leadership and Development: Train new team members and cultivate a workplace culture that thrives on positivity, proactive problem-solving, and a spirited can-do attitude, fostering an environment where enthusiasm and constructive momentum are at the heart of everything we do.

Compensation: Competitive compensation.

If you have a minimum of 1 year of farming experience, we would like to hear from you.


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