The Ranch Conservation Foreman is responsible for the implementation of regenerative ranching practices, working closely with the ranch manager to ensure ecological and economical sustainability.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
- Work cooperatively with Ranch Manager and conservation groups on programs or activities that affect the ranch.
- Maintain detailed records (written and computerized) of all cattle and ranch activities.
- Interact with local representatives of agencies who can provide resources and knowledge such as: NRCS, U.S. Bureau of Land Management, U.S. Forest Service.
- Support Ranch Manager in continuous improvement of land, facilities, cattle, and people.
- Assess areas within fields or pastures where soils appear to be limiting productivity or grazing.
- Evaluate soil characteristics of the ranch, which will include the systematic sampling of soil and accurately recording the sample details for the proper analysis.
- Engage in range monitoring, helping to develop a long-term monitoring plan for the ranch
- Mitigate soil erosion and barren soil areas.
- Assess plant communities and propose potential improvements for rangeland units on the ranch.
- Assess the land for any infestation of invasive species, integrate best management practices to minimize invasive species presence
- Assess opportunities and challenges to the land area.
- Have demonstrated interest and knowledge of regenerative agriculture
- Recommend and implement changes to improve processes and reduce cost.
- Cattle enterprises will follow planned grazing techniques
- Monitor the implementation of the annual grazing plan
- Willing to implement low-stress (Bud Williams Style) handling whenever moving, processing, or handling cattle.
- Focus on safety, health and breeding of the cattle, including artificial insemination
- Perform regular ranching duties such as: fencing, irrigation, cattle work, machinery operation and maintenance, facilities maintenance, etc.
- Be active and willing in the local area, a “good neighbor”
- Mechanical / Electrical / Carpentry skills desirable
- Work with the Ranch Manager and Land Owner to determine land area focus.
- Assess any significant changes in the water quality or properties.
- Monitor and/or increase abundance and distribution of key, desirable, plant species.
- Ability to effectively communicate (written and verbal) with owner, management, and agricultural professionals.
- Safety – Ensure ranch operations are done in a safe manner at all times.
- Motivation – Demonstrates persistence and overcomes obstacles; Takes calculated risks to accomplish goals.
- Quality – Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; Look for ways to improve and promote quality.
- Represent the ranch professionally at all times.
- Develop a shared vision, and alignment with the company mission
- Openness to new ideas (including non-traditional techniques of ranch management)
- Ability to analyze challenges and opportunities and make sound recommendations and decisions.
- Exhibit proficiency in computer use and knowledge of computer and mobile applications. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Quicken, email, internet use, etc.).
- Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent ranch experience
- Valid driver’s license with a clean driving record
To apply, forward your bio & resume to our email address.