The assistant farm manager is responsible for overseeing a variety of aspects of managing PRF including but not limited to livestock husbandry, rotational grazing, pasture management, oversight of work study students and seasonal staff, and the maintenance of buildings, grounds, and equipment. This position reports directly to the PRF Farm Manager. In collaboration with the PRF manager, faculty and staff, the assistant manager will support expanded farm-based interdisciplinary educational opportunities for students and the implementation of a new food-purchasing plan emphasizing increased supply of farm products to the school’s dining hall.
The PRF Assistant Manager serves as a full-time 10 month staff member to assist in the management of Peggy Rockefeller Farms (PRF), one of the College’s two farms. PRF, located in the Town of Bar Harbor, Maine, is a 125 acre educational farm with 45 acres in organic and grass fed livestock production, including poultry (eggs and meat), beef, pork, and lamb. The farm has several organic enterprises certified by the Maine Organic Farmers and Gardeners Association (MOFGA).
The farm serves as a living laboratory for classes, research, workshops, and other educational opportunities for students and the broader MDI community. The farm is located on Mt. Desert Island near Acadia National Park (ANP) and is under a Conservation Easement that limits use to agriculture and conservation.
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