Employment Opportunities

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Field Crops Technician

Job Duties and Qualifications:

• General Farm Work with emphasis on mechanical ability, tilling soil andcrop harvesting

• Tractor Driving

• Pack forage in bunker silos

• Pick stones mechanically

• Diesel Equipment Experience desired

• CDL license preferred

• Must have the ability and willingness to work some weekends

• Physical stamina to perform tasks in various weather conditions

Pay range is $17-$19/hour with great benefits.

Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer.

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12-Month Dairy Management Internship

This internship is a 12-month position in dairy science or animal science. The goal of this program is to improve technical skills and knowledge of dairy farm management. The valuable on-farm experience and dairy management skills acquired through this internship makes it an ideal transition between college and a career in the dairy industry.

The stipend for this position is $25,800.

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Research Technician

The William H. Miner Agricultural Research Institute is a private, not-for-profit organization with educational, research, and demonstration facilities located in Chazy, New York. Miner Institute’s research emphasis is primarily dairy nutrition and forage quality, which are pertinent to the local economy. Ability to work with dairy cattle must be demonstrated. Computer and math skills are necessary. In addition, experience operating various pieces of farm equipment from skidsteers to tractors is preferred. Miner Institute is an equal opportunity employer.


  1. Feeding of dairy cattle using mobile small feed mixers and updating feeding modules on a regular basis
  2. Feed sample collection and preparation for analysis
  3. Sample collection: milk, rumen, fecal, urine, behavior, etc.
  4. Data entry and summarization using software programs such as Microsoft Excel
  5. Care of dairy cattle including but not limited to: manure scraping, water bowl cleaning, and animal grooming
  6. Project planning and preparation
  7. Additional duties as assigned by the Director of Research


  1. Must have experience working with dairy cattle
  2. Must be capable of safely operating farm equipment:  skid steer and tractor experience is preferred.
  3. Must have ability to solve basic math problems
  4. Must have computer skills and ability to use Microsoft Outlook, OneNote, Excel and Word.
  5. Must have ability and willingness to adhere to stringent research protocols
  6. Must have good communication skills and interact cooperatively with coworkers
  7. Must have a valid driver’s license
  8. Flexibility to adjust to changing priorities of a research institute
  9. Ability to multi-task while being detail oriented
  10. Associates degree or bachelor’s degree is preferred with a preference for degrees in dairy or animal science
  11. Must have the ability and willingness to work independently.
  12. Sunday - Thursday shift with Friday/Saturday off.

Position available immediately. Pay rate: $17/hour with great benefits
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Summer Experience in Agricultural Research

PAID Summer Internships

The work experience for Agricultural Research students will include learning research techniques and processes in a variety of areas including nutrient management, dairy cattle nutrition, agronomy, reproductive physiology of dairy cattle and horses, and dairy cattle behavior. Forage quality assessment procedures will be taught in Miner Institute’s Forage Laboratory. Students may also gain work experience in the dairy research facility: feeding cows for individual feed intakes, measuring in situ digestibilities in ruminally cannulated cows, milk sampling, urine/fecal sampling, blood sampling, and assessing dairy cattle behavior.


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Summer Experience in Equine Management

PAID Summer Internships

The emphasis of this program is the management of a commercial equine facility and improved horse handling and training skills. Students will learn ground training techniques including halter breaking, lungeing, longlining, and ground driving. The versatility of the Morgan and varied ages and abilities of horses at Miner Institute allow for students to experience many different disciplines to varying degrees: saddleseat, huntseat, dressage, western pleasure and driving. Students become proficient at stallion handling, semen collection, and processing as well as broodmare management.


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Summer Experience in Dairy Farm Management

PAID Summer Internships

Work Experience for Farm Management students includes milking, herd health, calves, and a variety of field work activities such as tillage, planting, and harvest. The students fit and show a string of dairy cattle at the local county fair. The Summer Experience in Farm Management introduces students to the modern farm as a business, which has as its objective the conversion of plants into milk and meat.


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