Part-time Farm Hand & Caretaker needed at historic Henry H. Uhrich Farm in Colorado

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Uhrich Farm LLC

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Johnstown, CO
Job Type
Part Time
Free on farm lodging and other non-cash benefits
Date Posted
April 27, 2023
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

The historic Henry H. Uhrich Farm includes 120 acres of mixed topography on the eastern border of Larimer County, CO near the town of Johnstown. The 120 acres includes approximately 60 acres of tillable land and 60 acres of mixed pasture, wetlands, bluffs with some extraordinary views of the front range and beautiful frontage along the Big Thompson River. The land has been farmed biodynamically and/or organically for the last 22 years with good soil fertility. Crops grown include rye, barley, corn, alfalfa, hemp and vegetables. The farm also has a small flock of sheep and goats.

The farm is managed by the farm owner, together with a farm team consisting of offsite, paid help and volunteers. Uhrich Farm is also home to the Cresset Center, which carries out educational events and activities on the farm . The Farmhand and Caretaker will live on the farm, be an active member of the Farm Team, and assist in all the activities associated with carrying for the farm and buildings. We are seeking a mature, responsible, non-smoking individual who has some farming experience, is comfortable working hard, and enjoys being part of a team. Note, that drug and alcohol use are not allowed on the farm.


  • Help maintain homestead and farmstead gardens (these consist of about 2 acres of herbs and vegetables)
  • Animal chores (current there are 10 sheep living on the farm)
  • Assist with building and fence repairs
  • Assist with farming chore activities
  • Help with Cresset Center events as needed
  • Work closely with other Farm Team members and participate in Farm Team meetings
  • Maintain trailer in good condition, including winterizing, repairs, routine maintenance, etc.

Time Commitment: 20 hours a week

Required Qualifications:

  • Strong work ethic
  • Good team player
  • Frugality and integrity
  • Some farming. gardening and carpentry skills
  • Ability to operate farm equipment safely and responsibly
  • Alignment with mission of the farm and of the Cresset Center

Preferred Qualification

  • Interest and knowledge of natural building design/construction, solar electric installation
  • Other skill sets?


  • Free lodging in a brand-new Forest River mobile home (Model Flagstaff Microlite 25 BRDS) on a beautiful, quiet, peaceful farm, on a 1-year lease
  • Three months of free utilities (utilities will be negotiated afterwards based on usage and cost during the first 3 months)
  • Garden space for personal use
  • A share of the meat and produce produced on the farm
  • Opportunity to expand responsibilities and compensation if things work our well.


To apply, forward a cover letter and resume to our email address.

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