Utah State University

Equine Education Center Farm Manager (Manager I or Manager II)

City Logan Campus
Posted Date 2 months ago(9/9/2021 4:43 PM)
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Benefited Full-Time
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College of Agriculture & Applied Sc
Agricultural Experiment Station
Advertised Salary
Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


The Equine Education Center Farm Manager position is a full-time, benefited position located primarily at the Skaggs Family Equine Education Center in Wellsville, Utah. The successful applicant will be responsible for managing the programs diverse horse herd consisting of nearly 100 University owned horses including beginning riding horses, advanced riding horses, research animals, breeding stallions, brood mares and foals.  The manager is also responsible to maintain the physical facilities consisting of the indoor and outdoor arena, 3 stall barns, stallion barn, and classroom building.  All landscaping, horse care, equipment maintenance, and snow removal are also overseen by the manager.  Occasional Weekend and Holiday work is required.


  • Communicate with veterinarians and teaching faculty to provide adequate health care, hoof care, and maintain associated records.
  • Oversee the breeding program including obtaining stallion contracts, recipient mare contracts, filing stallion breeding reports, registering foals and completing all DNA and Disease Panel testing.
  • Collect University owned stallions and artificially inseminate mares.
  • Operate and maintain front end loaders, agricultural tractors, arena drags, and utility vehicles.
  • Operate landscaping equipment for lawn care, and weed control.
  • Maintain all equipment and facilities at the farm.
  • Hire, schedule and manage an appropriate number of hourly student workers to assist in caring for the horses and keeping the barn clean.
  • Facilitate University and non-University events including scheduling of the arenas and any necessary setup.
  • Serve as the contact person for boarders and trainers operating out of the facility.
  • Operate within an operating budget.
  • Manage summer grazing and fixing/building fence when needed.
  • Work with UAES crop managers to obtain needed hay and other feed.
  • Schedule and assist with all herd health care needs including vaccinations, deworming, and hoof care.
  • Assist with the purchase of horses and USU’s Annual Production Sale.
  • Attend monthly farm manager meeting with other Utah Agricultural Experiment Station managers, the Director and the Associate directors.


Manager I – A Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of one year of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Manager II - A Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of three years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.


Required Documents

Along with the online application, please attach:

1. Resume to be uploaded at the beginning of your application in the Candidate Profile under “Resume/CV”

2. Cover letter to be typed/pasted at the end of your application


**Document size may not exceed 10 MB.**

Advertised Salary

Commensurate with experience, plus excellent benefits


Employees work indoors and are protected from weather and/or contaminants, but not, necessarily, occasional temperature changes.  The employee is regularly required to sit and often uses repetitive hand motions.

University Highlights

Utah State University (USU) was founded in 1888 and is honored to be Utah’s land-grant and space-grant university. USU is a Carnegie RU/H (Research University/High Research Activity) institution with approximately 27,700 students (24,660 undergraduates and 3,040 graduate students) on the Logan main campus. Utah State’s statewide system features eight campuses and 23 education centers and serves all counties in the state with Extension programs. USU offers 114 undergraduate majors, 132 graduate programs, and a variety of innovative stackable associate and certificate credentials. Washington Monthly ranked USU 14th in their national university rankings in 2019 and the 5th best public national university in the nation in 2018. As one of the two premier research institutions in Utah, USU is proud to provide a high-quality education at an affordable price. Additional information about Utah State University can be found here.


A core characteristic of USU is engagement with communities and people in economic development, improvements to quality of life, and human capital. Through the practical application of knowledge, the University and its faculty engage and share expertise with the state, nation, and world, preserving the historical land-grant tradition of partnering with communities to address critical societal issues in the interest of the public good.


The USU main campus is located in beautiful Logan, Utah; a city of about 50,000 situated in a picturesque mountain valley about 80 miles north of Salt Lake City. Outstanding recreational opportunities abound in the nearby mountains and proximate region.


Notice of Non-discrimination

In its programs and activities, including in admissions and employment, Utah State University does not discriminate or tolerate discrimination, including harassment, based on race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other status protected by University policy, Title IX, or any other federal, state, or local law.

The following individuals have been designated to handle inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and its implementing regulations and/or USU’s non-discrimination policies:


Executive Director of the Office of Equity Alison Adams-Perlac, alison.adams-perlac@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266

Title IX Coordinator Hilary Renshaw, titleix@usu.edu, Old Main Rm. 161, 435-797-1266.

For further information regarding non-discrimination, please visit https://equity.usu.edu/, or contact:

U.S. Department of Education, Office of Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights, 800-421-3481, OCR@ed.gov

U.S. Department of Education, Denver Regional Office, 303-844-5695, OCR.Denver@ed.gov


USU is sensitive to the needs of dual career couples and provides a Dual Career Assistance program to support careers for partners who are also seeking employment.


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