Fort Valley State University
  • 08-Nov-2017 to 07-Jan-2018 (EST)
  • Fort Valley, GA, USA
  • Full Time

Job Summary:  The Farm Worker I will assist the Farm Manager by performing modern farming practices, and helping with plot work.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Dig and plant seeds or transplant seedlings by hand
  • Operate tractors, combine and machinery to plow, harrow and fertilize soil or to plant, cultivate, spray and harvest crops
  • Repair farm buildings, fences and other structures
  • Set up and operate irrigation equipment
  • Maintain grounds, pastures, and fencing at the research station
  • Cut and harvest hay
  • Feed animals at the research station, as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Minimum:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • One year working on a farm with row crops
  • Ability to operate tractors, mowers and other farm equipment
  • Valid Driver's License

Preferred: N/A

Working Conditions:

  • Full time 8am-5pm, Monday through Friday; occasional weekend work may be required
  • Work is primarily done outdoors
  • Operate and drive state vehicles

Physical Requirements

  • Heavy lifting, climbing, kneeling
  • Exposure to different chemicals (herbicides, pesticides, and fertilizer)
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