"FARMER, FIELD CROP"
Job Description and Jobs
- 1) Plants, cultivates, and harvests specialty crops, such as alfalfa, cotton, hops, peanuts, mint, sugarcane, and tobacco, applying knowledge of growth characteristics of individual crop, and soil, climate, and market conditions: Determines number and kind of employees to be hired, acreage to be tilled, and varieties and quantities of plants to be grown.
- 2) Selects and purchases plant stock and farm machinery, implements, and supplies.
- 3) Decides when and how to plant, cultivate, and irrigate plants and harvest crops, applying knowledge of plant culture.
- 4) Attaches farm implements, such as plow, disc, and seed drill to tractor and drives tractor in fields to till soil and plant and cultivate crops.
- 5) Drives and operates farm machinery to spray fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides and haul harvested crops.
- 6) Hires, assigns duties to, and oversees activities of farm workers.
- 7) Demonstrates and explains farm work techniques and safety regulations to new workers.
- 8) Maintains employee and financial records.
- 9) Arranges with buyers for sale and shipment of crop.
- 10) May install irrigation system(s) and irrigate fields.
- 11) May set poles and string wires and twine on poles to form trellises.
- 12) May lubricate, adjust, and make minor repairs on farm machinery, implements, and equipment, using mechanic's handtools and work aids.
- 13) May plant seeds in cold-frame bed and cover bed with cloth or glass to protect seedlings from weather.
- 14) May transplant seedlings in rows, by hand or using transplanter machine.
- 15) May grade and package crop for marketing.
- 16) May be designated according to crop grown as Cotton Grower; Ginseng Farmer; Hay Farmer; Hop Grower; Peanut Farmer; Sugarcane Planter; Tobacco Grower.
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Job Number: 3764