Ranch & Farm Manager needed at Sustainable Ag Operation in La Cueva, New Mexico

Houser Raspberry Farm and Ranch

La Cueva, NM
Job Type
Full or Part Time
Date Posted
April 27, 2024
Housing Offered
2-5 yrs

About Us: At Houser Raspberry Ranch, we are dedicated to sustainable agriculture and preserving our agricultural heritage. Our 500-acre property combines traditional ranching practices with modern techniques to ensure productivity, environmental stewardship, and the promotion of responsible land use.

Job Overview: We are seeking a talented and experienced Ranch Manager to oversee the seamless operation and maintenance of our agricultural property. The Ranch Manager will play a pivotal role in managing both livestock and crops efficiently to optimize productivity and sustainability. This role requires a strategic blend of hands-on fieldwork and administrative oversight, ensuring the smooth coordination of tasks ranging from animal care and crop management to budgeting and staff supervision.


  • Oversee daily operations of the ranch, including crop production operations, planning, tilling, planting, harvesting, and monitoring activities such as irrigation and fertilizer application
  • Manage all aspects of production, including pruning, irrigation, spraying, ground maintenance, harvest, packing, storage, and logistics of raspberry and hay crops
  • Manage livestock (cattle, with others to be determined over time)
  • Operate and maintain machinery essential for cultivating and maintaining land, ensuring productivity and efficiency
  • Develop and adhere to a budget for ranch operations, purchasing supplies, managing expenses, and negotiating contracts for transportation and logistics services
  • Implement sustainable land management practices to preserve natural resources and ensure the long-term viability of the ranch
  • Market and sell ranch products to generate revenue and manage ranch staff, assigning tasks, scheduling work hours, and evaluating performance
  • Liaise with ranch stakeholders, partners, and neighbors and navigate regional, federal, and international regulations and best practices
  • Promote sustainable land use that supports biodiversity, balancing livestock needs with the preservation of native flora and fauna


Forward cover letter & resume to our email address.

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