Farm Supervisor Duties
This is farm management work in the conduct of general farming
operations on a moderately large institution farm.
Work involves responsibility for planning, coordinating, and
directing the operation of a moderately large institutional farm
and its specialized subordinate and related units such as dairy,
poultry, truck garden, and field and orchard, and for the care
of livestock and equipment, or for supervising other farm
operations of comparable level of difficulty. Work includes
supervision of a moderately large sized group of farm workers.
Direction is received from a superior chiefly with regard to
general administrative matters, such as production, purchasing,
personnel, and accounting.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Confers with administrators and research project leaders on work
plans and programs and makes recommendations for improvements;
assists in planning land preparation, fertilizing, planting
crops, cultivation, and harvesting of experimental plots.
Determines soil use and rotation of crops.
Inspects dairy, garden, poultry, orchard, and other units;
confers with and advises projects leaders on problems; passes
upon requisitions for equipment and materials; approves work
Plans and supervises the planting, cultivation, harvesting, and
storing for field and garden crops on large and complex
Assists a professional superior in supervising all operations of
one of the larger and more complex institutional farms.
Makes reports on time, equipment, materials, and production;
keeps records and prepares estimates of needs.
Directs the repair and maintenance of farm building and
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school,
supplemented by some college course work in agriculture; and
considerable, responsible experience in general farm work
involving farm planning, methods, and production; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of
practical farm management as related to institutional needs and
Thorough knowledge of soils, crops, animal disease, and insect
pests and of modern methods for their prevention, eradication,
Ability to plan and direct large scale diversified farm
activities and to direct skilled and unskilled employees in
varied farm operations.
Ability to keep records of time, production, and costs and to
make reports and recommendations for improvement in methods and