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Farm Supervisor Duties

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This is supervisory farm work in general farm activities or advanced farming work of comparable responsibility.
Work involves supervising farm workers engaged in routine farm tasks and advanced farming work requiring skill in the operation of such complicated farm machinery as combines, forage harvesters, corn pickers, and hay balers. Work requires the application of skill and judgement while engaged in plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting activities. The employees receive guidance and direction from a superior through conferences and verbal instructions of operations within their jurisdiction.


Supervises farm workers who perform routine manual farm chores.

Operates complicated farm machinery such as combines, forage harvesters, corn pickers, and hay balers, while planting, cultivating, or harvesting crops.

Performs minor maintenance work on farm machinery and equipment as needed.

Supervises and participates in general repairs and painting of buildings, fences, barns, and sheds.

Trains new employees in the operation of the more complicated farm machinery.

Performs related work as required.

Graduation from a standard vocational or high school; and considerable practical experience in general farming work, including some supervisory experience and experience in the operation of farm machinery; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

Considerable knowledge of practical farm operations such as plowing, planting, cultivating, and harvesting various types of farm corps.

Considerable knowledge of the kinds of farm equipment and tools and their uses.

Ability to supervise farm employees engaged in routine farm tasks.

Ability to operate farm machinery and to make routine mechanical repairs.

Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions.

Ability to work long hours outdoors at hard manual labor under varied climatic conditions.



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