Top Farm Assistant Skills

Below we've compiled a list of the most important skills for a Farm Assistant. We ranked the top skills based on the percentage of Farm Assistant resumes they appeared on. For example, 14.1% of Farm Assistant resumes contained Heavy Equipment as a skill. Let's find out what skills a Farm Assistant actually needs in order to be successful in the workplace.

The six most common skills found on Farm Assistant resumes in 2020. Read below to see the full list.

1. Heavy Equipment

high Demand
Here's how Heavy Equipment is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Operated heavy equipment safely and successfully.
  • Assisted senior manager in various activities, including inventory and storage of produce and the operation of certain heavy equipment.
  • Operate and maintain heavy equipment including tractors, backhoes, end loaders and excavators, operate and maintain GPS Equipment.
  • Operate heavy equipment including tractor, cotton picker, cotton module builder, and combine.
  • Operated heavy equipment, handled grain, monitored crops and performed various maintenance duties.
  • Operated heavy equipment including tractors with implements, a back-hoe and skid loader.
  • Assisted farmers in harvest by running heavy equipment (combine).
  • Operated various types of heavy equipment for the wheat harvest.
  • Used heavy equipment like tractors and a bulldozer.
  • Maintain heavy equipment in working order.
  • Managed and handled feeding operation Monitored water quality and oxygen levels Assisted with harvesting and running heavy equipment when needed
  • Cared for livestock Operated heavy equipment (e.g.
  • Helped plant, harvest, and store crops Use of heavy equipment Maintenance of farm equipment Set up of storage bins

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2. Beef Cattle

high Demand
Here's how Beef Cattle is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Managed livestock such as beef cattle, beef and dairy show calves, swine, sheep, equine.
  • Care for ~100 head of organic, forage-fed beef cattle from weaning to processing.
  • Assisted in animal husbandry of beef cattle, swine, poultry and horses.
  • Helped with the daily operations of a beef cattle farm.
  • Raised 20 head beef cattle, 40 head goats and 20 head sheep.
  • Assisted with research projects and upkeep of property Texas Agrilife Research Station-Texas A&M Beef Cattle Systems
  • Monitored beef cattle health and assisted in regular care of pasture-raised herd.
  • Work with Black Angus Beef Cattle Involvement American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) Novice

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3. Tractor-Drawn Machinery

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Here's how Tractor-Drawn Machinery is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Operated tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled machinery.
  • Operated and repaired tractors or tractor-drawn machinery.
  • Plowed, harrowed and fertilized soil and cultivated, sprayed and harvested crops, using variety of tractor-drawn machinery.
  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery such as plows, harrows, planters, cultivators, and harvesters.
  • Plowed, harrowed, and fertilized soil and cultivated, sprayed and harvested crops using a variety of tractor-drawn machinery.
  • Plowed, harrowed and fertilized soil and cultivated, sprayed and harvested crops, using variety of tractor-drawn machinery.

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4. Livestock Care

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Here's how Livestock Care is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Farm property general maintenance, machine operation, livestock care
  • Participated in seasonal, on-demand livestock care activities, including operating heavy machinery, structural maintenance, and minor construction.
  • Coordinated appointments via phone for such activities as spraying crops and livestock care.
  • Operated and helped maintain various farm equipment in the field and loaded trailers, livestock care, building maintenance and cleaning
  • Light construction, materials transport, livestock care, farming, tools skills.
  • Job tasks included: gardening, property maintenance, livestock care, cooking and organizing storage and living spaces.

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5. Milk Cows

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Here's how Milk Cows is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Milk Cows* Deliver Calves* Administer Medications* Give immunizations* Scrape Barns/Proper Manure Management* EZ Cow Software
  • Milk Cows, Field Work and Barn Chores* Maintenance to facilities and operating systems* Manages heard health and breeding processes
  • Milk cows, clean and fumigate barns, stalls, and pens, and sterilize milking machines and equipment.
  • Milk cows, feed calves, also keep the barn clean and do chores before and after milking.
  • Milk cows, landscaping, field work, lawn mowing, bailing hay, and anything else done on a farm.
  • Milk cows, Feed Calves, Herding, Administered Vaccines, Delivered Calves, Monitor Calve History

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6. Farm Equipment

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Here's how Farm Equipment is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted journey level mechanics and later was capable and responsible for maintaining, repairing and overhauling all farm equipment and tools.
  • Assisted with a variety of farm duties which included: driving tractors and other farm equipment, mowing, painting and cleaning
  • Operate a variety of heavy farm equipment, lay irrigation pipe, plant trees and assist with almond and walnut harvest.
  • Planted and harvested corn and beans, and assisted with the maintenance and repair of farm equipment during planting seasons.
  • Provided farm assistance including help and management with poultry, agriculture, and farm equipment/ machinery.
  • Mowed small and large fields using, bush-hogs and tractors, and various farm equipment.
  • Assisted with chicken operation and farm equipment maintenance and repair on as needed basis.
  • Farm equipment maintenance, spraying herbicide/fungicide/insecticide, planting, harvesting, ginning, etc.
  • Monitored fuel and regular maintenance of water wells, levees, and farm equipment.
  • Maintain and service all equipment * Change oil and all filters in all farm equipment
  • Assist with daily farm duties while also being trained to use farm equipment.
  • Scheduled and assigned the use of tractors, trucks and other farm equipment.
  • Maintained and operated farm equipment during both harvest and off season.
  • Worked with a small team, maintaining and operating farm equipment.
  • Operated and maintained tractors, skid loaders and other farm equipment.
  • Weeded fields, picked and packaged crops, and operated farm equipment
  • Maintain farm equipment (tractor, bulldozer, combine, sprayer)
  • Cared for steers from birth until slaughter and operated farm equipment.
  • Assisted with repair on farm equipment and tools as needed.
  • Maintain farm equipment to ensure proper operation and minimal downtime.

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7. Herd Health

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Here's how Herd Health is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Herd health care, including daily nutritional needs, assisting in training and care of livestock!
  • Maintained herd health and vaccinations to ensure a healthy and disease-free herd.
  • Maintained proper nutrition and herd health.
  • Monitored herd health, vaccinated cows, checked for mastitis, and treated fresh cows and newborn calves.
  • Herd Health, Purchasing, ordering, scheduling, record keeping, vaccinating, hiring, farm maintenance.
  • Launched a herd health program that proactively identified, diagnosed, and treated sick or unhealthy cattle.

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8. Customer Service

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Here's how Customer Service is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted guests with farm/animal related and attraction specific questions, as well as providing customer service to all guest.
  • Assisted in managing team during fast paced sales and customer service in a face to face, personal setting.
  • Oversee office and household staff, assisted farm manager with issues, filing, customer service, and marketing.
  • Provided customer service to customers by greeting, assisting, and taking their purchases to their vehicle.
  • Assisted in all aspects of local farmer's market including merchandising, customer service and cashier.
  • Experience with working in a fast pace environment as well as providing excellent customer service.
  • Provided customer service, selection advice, and cashier work at farmers markets.
  • Assisted in farmers' market sales, set up, and customer service
  • Provided customer service and product promotion at local markets.
  • Manage vendor booth and deliver quality customer service.
  • Demonstrated product-knowledge and enhanced customer service through effective communication Ability to work in a fast-paced, intense sales environment
  • Provided all primary customer service and stocking at roadside produce market Installed and maintain overhead and drip irrigation
  • Provided excellent customer service to clientele for a local fresh produce famer's market.
  • Managed fall farmstand: entailed overseeing staff of 4 in retail customer service.
  • Provided customer service and guidance to children and parents Supervised young children in a controlled environment Navigated families throughout facilities
  • Provide customer service and support for retail environment Administer care for cattle through feeding and milking Assist with maintenance of property
  • Provided customer service Handled money Set up booth Organized and handled produce

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9. Farm Animals

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Here's how Farm Animals is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assist in the planting and harvesting of crops and in the care of the farm animals.
  • Preformed care of farm animals that includes feeding, cleaning, and bathing.
  • Farm animals (dairy cows) ambulatory service.
  • Tended to farm animals including cows and goats.
  • Educate the public about farm animals.
  • farm animals including grooming, nutrition and breeding.
  • Performed general facility maintenance and organization Provided complete care for all farm animals and assisted at horse shows Maintained the gardens

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10. Preventative Maintenance

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Here's how Preventative Maintenance is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Developed safe working practices and preventative maintenance program.
  • Performed preventative maintenance on heavy equipment, tractor-trailer semi-trucks, and vehicles.
  • Performed daily maintenance and seasonal preventative maintenance on tractors and farm equipment.
  • Maintain a daily preventative maintenance program.
  • Maintained tractor operations, preventative maintenance on all farm machinery.
  • Assist customers on electronic machine operations and preventative maintenance measures.

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11. Animal Care

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Here's how Animal Care is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted Farm Manager with animal care, including cows, goats, sheep, donkey, geese, chickens and turkeys.
  • Attended to daily animal care of organically-raised livestock, including registered goats, sheep, cows, and herd dogs.
  • Volunteer at local farm performing duties, chores, and animal care
  • Assist in the daily duties of animal care, farm maintenance, and machinery repair Follow direct orders from multiple supervisors
  • Assisted with surgeries, restraining/vaccinating/feeding/exercising patients, filling prescriptions FARM MANAGER/ANIMAL CARETAKER
  • Maintain and document animal care continuously including medications.

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12. Pasture

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Here's how Pasture is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Present pasture and Animals to the public for interest in fleece, crops, animals, fields, and housing.
  • Operated shuttle tractor, rotated pasture, fed and milked cows and goats * Helped train younger 4H apprentices
  • Developed strong work ethic by maintaining the land, pastures and structures on three family farms.
  • Assisted in turning out the horses to the correct pastures.
  • Be certain all pastures and fencing are maintained.
  • Return everyone to their appropriate pasture.
  • Seed planting of pastures grasses.
  • Job Duties: Pasture maintenance.
  • Brush, groom, feed water and handle the horses as they come in and out of the stalls or pastures.
  • Mow, bush hog, and weed eat pastures and yards.
  • Stock handling Driving milking cows from the grazing pastures to the holding stick pens at the milking parlor preparing for milking.

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13. Irrigation Systems

high Demand
Here's how Irrigation Systems is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Farm equipment knowledge: Gas powered generators, irrigation systems, Mule ATV, 4 wheeler, mini excavator.
  • Managed: Irrigation systems/repair crop production/harvest equipment maintenance/service employee management road maintenance metal fabrication/welding misc.
  • Monitored and adjusted irrigation systems to distribute water according to crop needs and efficiency.
  • Operated field irrigation systems using flood irrigation techniques, rotary sprinklers and line irrigation.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers.
  • Maintained all irrigation systems and coordinated chemical and fertilizer applications.

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14. RAN

high Demand
Here's how RAN is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Identified and corrected licensing discrepancies, resulting in cost savings and dramatically improved quality assurance.
  • Prepared harvest products for transportation, balancing efficient module volume with acceptable quality standards for pick-up
  • Operated heavy machinery including transport trucks and tractors.
  • Arranged Policy mailings to Legislators.
  • Transported animals to required locations.
  • Competed and conditioned up to 8 horses for endurance racing from 25 - 100 mile competition locally and in surrounding states.
  • Assisted the company with fixing equipment, driving tractors, mowing lawns, and running errands for the head farmers.
  • Perform tasks on a tomato growing operation such as weeding, planting, picking and preparing tomatoes for several large restaurants
  • Assist to disposal of effluent from the cowshed on the said land in accordance with the resource consent granted.
  • Train herd dogs to assist with cattle operation * Train ranch horses to assist with cattle operation
  • Feed animals, construction, tractor operator, logging, lawn care, cleaning and transportation.
  • Job responsibility: Planting, Growing, Harvesting, Transporting, and Selling of agricultural products
  • Ordered parts, maintained inventory and customer sales, and completed work order transmissions.
  • Transport and set up equipment, materials and supplies for weekly farmers' markets.
  • Earned management trust by serving as key holder, responsibly opening and closing restaurant.
  • Help with planting, picking, washing and transporting produce to market.
  • Assist with implementation of weekly planting schedule for field seeding and transplanting.
  • Fed, bought, herded, sold, transported and maintained cattle.
  • Transported livestock throughout the farm to specific areas throughout their growth.
  • Established partnership with local restaurant; organized on-site dinners and tours.

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15. Manual Labor

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Here's how Manual Labor is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Served in a variety of fieldwork/machinery operations, repairs, and manual labor.
  • Performed manual labor tasks as needed
  • Performed manual labor such as picking rock in fields and preparing grain bins - Learned to operate tractors and farm equipment
  • Milked Cows Manual Labor Fed Livestock Trained Livestock Assisted in Administering Medications Cleaned Barn
  • Manage drop off and deliveries-Daily manual labor feeding/ caring for animals-Gained a lot of independence
  • Experienced in manual labor and operating heavy duty equipment.

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16. Farm Stand

average Demand
Here's how Farm Stand is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Managed the farm stand at several locations.
  • Produce sales at the road side farm stand.
  • Manage large volunteer groups, CSA program, farm stand, workshops, and educational programs.
  • Farm stand connected to Community Farm, rang up customers, organized and stocked produce.
  • Turned an old gas station into a farm stand successfully run on the honor system.
  • Manage sales and distribution of produce through restaurants, CSA, and farm stand.

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17. CSA

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Here's how CSA is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Green Door Gourmet CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) Box Packer, Field/Farm Hand, Merchandiser, Quality Control Assistant.
  • Manage CSA program and wholesale accounts and maintain working relationships with community organizations and retailers.
  • Practice sustainable, organic agriculture supporting local CSA members
  • Managed a fluctuating workforce of 5 to 20 farmhands, organized weekly CSA program and multiple Farmer's Market operations.
  • Led farm tours/herb walks to share farm progress and seasonal nature-observations with CSA members and interested members of the community.
  • Advertise and market the Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program; respond to special orders and inquiries.

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18. General Farm Maintenance

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Here's how General Farm Maintenance is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in planting and harvesting crops Performed general farm maintenance
  • General farm maintenance and sanitation.
  • Performed general farm maintenance on facility/grounds.
  • Milk cows feed calves general farm maintenance
  • General Farm maintenance drive and control farm equipment to till soil and cultivate, harvest crops and operate stationary equipment.
  • General farm maintenance which ranges from seeding, planting, weeding, harvesting, and farmer's market preparations.

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19. Artificial Insemination

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Here's how Artificial Insemination is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assist veterinarian and Artificial Insemination Technician in conducting artificial insemination and pregnancy diagnosis 6.
  • Restrain dams for rectal palpation and preparation for artificial insemination.
  • Assisted with swine production, including castrations, tail docking, artificial insemination, and new births.
  • Observed: Artificial insemination; ultrasounds; fistula implant surgery.
  • Assisted in the Artificial Insemination of many cows and heifers.
  • Assisted with the artificial insemination process of cattle.
  • Perform artificial insemination, pregnancy detection and assist with dystocia in cattle.
  • Assisted on dystocia, pregnancy checks, artificial insemination, milk evaluation, and Herd management.

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20. Organic Farm

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Here's how Organic Farm is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with daily operations on the organic farm, constructed a cold frame, and learned about the organic certification regulations.
  • Worked under the farm manager, learning about how an organic farm functions and why certain techniques are utilized.
  • Assisted in organic farm duties including planting, weeding, watering, harvesting, market preparation.
  • Conduct outreach on sustainable and organic farming with customers (public).
  • Teach customers about organic farming practices and healthy food choices.
  • Learned organic farming methods and business strategies.
  • Harvested crops and assisted with manual labor on organic farms through the WWOOF program in Italy, Puerto Rico, California.
  • Farmed on a 2-acre no till non-mechanized and certified organic farm in Eureka Springs, AR owned by Patrice Gros.
  • Performed agricultural duties on three organic farms in rural Tuscany Improved proficiency in spoken and written Italian.
  • Improved livestock feeding efficiency Formed understanding of total inputs and outputs for a small scale organic farm Gained strong community relations
  • General garden duties on organic farm Composting, weeding and harvesting Built compost bin and repaired fences

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21. Farm Chores

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Here's how Farm Chores is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Planted and harvested crops, raised swine, performed a variety of farm chores, responsible for hiring my own crew
  • Feed horses, clean stalls, farm chores.
  • Organized Worked long hours on a farm this summer hauling hay and completing other farm chores.
  • Farm chores * Grooming and feeding market hogs * Training and care of rabbit and hog hunting dogs
  • cleanned stalls feed animals worked horses watered all animals helped with brinning in cows did farm chores walked dogs and cleaned penns
  • Farm Hand (milked cows, cared for calves, and processed new calves, and other farm chores)

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22. Farm Tasks

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Here's how Farm Tasks is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Lead students in farm tasks, oversee building projects, Teach importance of safety while using tractors and power tools.
  • Supervised farm events by educating volunteers on farm tasks and harvesting procedures.
  • Worked with a multicultural team to complete farm tasks.
  • Completed many other various farm tasks.
  • Assist with general farm tasks including milking cows and feeding calves Manage maternity and dry cow pens
  • Conduct daily farm tasks Operate machinery for maintenance of farm grounds Oversee daily operations of a 300-acre farm
  • Operate farm machinery * Repair and maintenance machinery * Daily farm tasks

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23. Horse Shows

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Here's how Horse Shows is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Trained and assisted with management of staff at the farm and at horse shows.
  • Groomed at A rated horse shows.
  • Managed yearly schooling show circuits on site consisting of ten horse shows per season.
  • Managed on-site horse shows, clinics, and team penning events.
  • Arranged and scheduling horse shows and clinics hosted by the farm.

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24. Farm Owner

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Here's how Farm Owner is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Helped farm owner maintain the farm by providing landscaping, painting, general maintenance and animal care
  • Worked with farm owner to sort market lambs for sale.
  • Assisted farm owner in planning and executing a successful season.
  • Worked in a team of three to create hay bales for the farm owners livestock.
  • Scouted crops and reported information to farm owner Assisted in the upkeep of the farm Assisted in sweet corn harvesting and selling
  • Reported directly to the farm owner/operator.

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25. General Care

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Here's how General Care is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with watering the greenhouses, including the general care of the hanging baskets and outdoor planters.
  • General care of stocks, ensuring and checking that they have enough feed and water supply.
  • General care of farm animals (goats, sheep, llamas, alpacas, rabbits).
  • Assisted in the general care of sheep flock, including 45 ewes and 3 rams.
  • Provided general care to horses of all ages and assisted with their safe handling.
  • Performed general care for horses, dogs, and cats.
  • General care, fed and medicated animals.

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26. Crop Production

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Here's how Crop Production is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with crop production to minimize the amount of hours spent in the field.
  • Assisted with crop production by plowing and planting fields for vegetable production.
  • Assisted in crop production in accordance with agroecology principles Gained knowledge of various pest and weed control methods
  • Assisted in 5000 acre crop production Managed 120 head cow/calf operation Performed daily farming duties
  • Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting.
  • Perform crop production duties such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting.

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27. Hand Tools

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Here's how Hand Tools is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Operated power equipment, large equipment and hand tools associated with groundskeeping and lancscaping activies.
  • General maintenance/hand tools and power tools- problem solving, all maintenance for tractors and skid steer, fixed any problems in barn
  • Lubricated, adjusted, and made minor repairs on farm equipment, using oilcan, grease gun, and hand tools.
  • Plant ground crops between rows; and take part in harvesting operations using tractors, harvesters, forklifts and hand tools
  • Attached farm equipment such as plows, discs, sprayers and balers to tractors, using bolts and hand tools.
  • Use of hand tools, power tools, welding, metal work, electrical, plumbing, carpentry, mechanics.

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28. Farm Labor

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Here's how Farm Labor is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Help with farm labor, and crossbreed different types of cotton.
  • Assist in any intensive farm labor and operated heavy machinery.
  • Managed the cotton HVI fiber lab, supervised farm labor, maintained equipment, and processed sales development test data.
  • Performed farm labor including planting, watering, and harvesting crops on strict time schedules.
  • Farm laborer on company owned farms, covering vacations, illnesses and open farms.
  • Lead meetings with all farm laborers to coordinate goals and provide information.

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29. Daily Operations

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Here's how Daily Operations is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with daily operations of the business and maintenance of the premises.
  • Completed various tasks that contributed to the enhancement of daily operations.
  • Assist with daily operations of a small family farm and vineyard
  • Conducted all daily operations of farm from planting, maintenance, to harvest Usage of farming tools and landscaping machines
  • Gained managerial experience and skills in the coordination of large-scale daily operations.
  • Managed daily operations of the family cattle operation.

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30. Weather Conditions

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Here's how Weather Conditions is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Worked outdoors in severe extreme weather conditions to meet mission deadlines.
  • Worked outside in the field in varying weather conditions Interacted and worked with people of various backgrounds and cultures
  • Gained extensive experience operating heavy equipment and necessary knowledge to safely perform duties involved on the ocean in all weather conditions.
  • Worked long hours under high pressure deadlines in severe weather conditions * Developed independent problem solving skills operating and maintaining machinery
  • Planned harvesting considering ripeness and maturity of crop and weather conditions.
  • Planned harvesting considering ripeness and maturity of crop and weather conditions.

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31. Acre Farm

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Here's how Acre Farm is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted with fieldwork planning and execution for a three thousand acre farming operation.
  • Assisted with daily responsibilities required for a 2000 acre farming operation.
  • Provide assistance on a 1000+ acre farming operation.
  • Assisted with a 2000 acre farming operation.
  • Managed 250 acre farm which included 50 acres of grass hay production, broodmare operation, freezer lamb, and stables.
  • Oversee and manage day to day operations of an organic produce, cattle and lamb, horse 500-acre farm.

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32. High Quality

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Here's how High Quality is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Clean and maintain buildings, sheds, pens, equipment and facilities to maintain health standards and high quality of produce.

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33. Animal Health

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Here's how Animal Health is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Monitor and oversee animal health and welfare including scheduling of farrier and veterinarian.
  • Maintained animal health records and various other certifications with inspections.
  • Monitor animal health and seek veterinary advice when necessary.
  • Evaluated and monitored animal health and treated accordingly.
  • Established and implemented animal health program.
  • Monitor animal health and seek veterinary advice when necessary.

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34. Irrigation Equipment

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Here's how Irrigation Equipment is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted in servicing irrigation equipment in order to prepare field for the following scheduled crop planting.
  • Repair and maintain farm machinery and irrigation equipment.
  • Maintained irrigation equipment and water pressure valves.
  • Set up and operated irrigation equipment.
  • Operate and repair diesel irrigation equipment.
  • Set up and operated irrigation equipment; and performed a variety of general farm mechanics and maintenance duties.

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35. GPS

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Here's how GPS is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Organized field plot information by processing tractor GPS reports and reconciling records with paperwork
  • Adopted GPS technology assisting in decision making to ensure each dollar spent would return that dollar.
  • Used UPS tracking software and GPS MobileTransport Tracking software for monitoring deliveries.
  • Utilized GPS technology to enhance overall performance and return.
  • Utilized GPS technology for mapping and farming applications.
  • Train Tennessee Walking Horses, use computer systems to set up broiler houses, install and repair tractor GPS systems

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36. Phone Calls

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Here's how Phone Calls is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Answer phone calls Handle paper work Called customers for many questions
  • Answer phone calls, take payments, file papers, take care of the money after each day.

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37. Farm Buildings

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Here's how Farm Buildings is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Trained to do repairs on farm buildings.
  • Maintained farm buildings and surrounding landscapes.
  • Repair farm buildings, fences and windmills and ensure constant maintenance measures are taken.
  • Maintained/repaired farm buildings, equipment.
  • Constructed, inspected farm buildings, facilities, equipment to ascertain whether repairs are needed; made necessary repairs.
  • Ensured cleanliness, sanitation, maintenance and servicing of farm buildings, premises, machinery and equipment.

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38. Vegetable Farm

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Here's how Vegetable Farm is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Oversee all aspects of crop production on a 120 acre vegetable farm.
  • Managed and supervised water schedules on 500+ acre vegetable farm.
  • Managed 160-acre organic vegetable farm.
  • Worked with crew and independently in all aspects of fruit and vegetable farm including planting, harvest, sales.
  • Assisted in running a small scale organic vegetable farm.
  • Managed eight crew members on 20 acre organic vegetable farm.

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39. Equipment Operation

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Here's how Equipment Operation is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Planted and harvested crops Equipment Operations and Maintenance Cotton and Wheat Processing (Gin) Crop irrigation
  • Perform and supervise all barn and property maintenance including equipment operation.
  • Worked as a laborer, some mechanical experience, heavy equipment operations- designated grain cart operator
  • Supervised personnel, equipment operations, irrigation and harvesting
  • General farm-labor, heavy-equipment operations.
  • Farm equipment operations and maintenance.

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40. Farm Tours

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Here's how Farm Tours is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Maintained clean and safe work environment Assisted with and conducted farm tours.
  • Led farm tours and helped organize CSA member events.

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41. Medical Treatment

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Here's how Medical Treatment is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations, as needed for minor injuries and ailments of livestock.
  • Provided integrative medical treatment to animals and livestock as needed to keep them healthy.
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations.
  • Provide medical treatment, such as administering medications and vaccinations; or arrange for veterinarians to provide more extensive treatment.

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42. Farm Operations

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Here's how Farm Operations is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assisted owner /operator with daily and seasonal dairy farm operations.
  • Assist in Farm operations including running equipment, maintaining equipment, maintaining buildings, cleaning equipment and buildings, ordering supplies
  • Skilled in practical farm operations including plowing, planting, and combining, as well as welding and soldering.
  • Assisted in general farm operations, including repairing fence lines, feeding, and management of livestock.
  • Managed practical farm operations including turnout, mucking, feeding, and grooming.
  • Participated in all aspects of farm operations Managed farm operations for a period of time in absence of owner Additional Relevant Information

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43. Local Restaurants

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Here's how Local Restaurants is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Cultivated diverse crops for distribution to local restaurants and nutrition center
  • Generated sales and established new relationships between local restaurants, shops and an organic farm.
  • Delivered farm produce to local restaurants.
  • Planted, managed, and harvested crops Oversaw sale of produce and recorded each transaction Completed and delivered orders for local restaurants

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44. Special Events

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Here's how Special Events is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Assist with catering engagements and other special events.
  • Set up, execute and breakdown of weekly farmers markets and special events Order taking and delivering Photography of events and products
  • Coordinated special events: market fairs, music, dance, and holiday celebrations.

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45. Medical Care

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Here's how Medical Care is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Care includes feeding, watering, and medical care.
  • Provide medical care for cattle and horses.
  • Assisted with tagging young elk Trained in providing basic with medical care Maintained and repaired fencing
  • Cared for 100+ head of sheep insuring they were fed, had water and proper medical care throughout the day.

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46. Drive Trucks

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Here's how Drive Trucks is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.
  • Drive trucks of various sizes and weights in the loading, hauling and unloading of various equipment and material.
  • Drive trucks in order to pick up incoming livestock or to transport livestock to designated auction.
  • Load agricultural products into trucks, and drive trucks to market or storage facilities.
  • Drive trucks to haul tools and equipment for on-site repair of large machinery.
  • Drive trucks, tractors, and other equipment to distribute feed to animals.

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47. General Labor

low Demand
Here's how General Labor is used in Farm Assistant jobs:
  • Perform general labor on the grounds while learning the operation of various machines and agriculture cultivation tools
  • General Labor - cleaning, maintenance, and other farm duties as assigned.
  • General Laborer 45805Performed a variety of duties including unloading boxes from trucks and placing boxes onto conveyor belt.
  • General laborer, crawfish farmer, and tractor operator.
  • General Laborer for Bladholm Construction Marshall, MN.
  • Labor Daily milker: left in charge of the Milking duties (twice daily) Farm hand General Laborer

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20 Most Common Skill for a Farm Assistant

Heavy Equipment17.1%
Beef Cattle13.2%
Tractor-Drawn Machinery11.7%
Livestock Care10.8%
Milk Cows6.2%
Farm Equipment5.3%
Herd Health5.2%
Customer Service5.1%

Typical Skill-Sets Required For A Farm Assistant

RankSkillPercentage of ResumesPercentage
1
1
Heavy Equipment
Heavy Equipment
14.1%
14.1%
2
2
Beef Cattle
Beef Cattle
10.9%
10.9%
3
3
Tractor-Drawn Machinery
Tractor-Drawn Machinery
9.6%
9.6%
4
4
Livestock Care
Livestock Care
8.9%
8.9%
5
5
Milk Cows
Milk Cows
5.1%
5.1%
6
6
Farm Equipment
Farm Equipment
4.3%
4.3%
7
7
Herd Health
Herd Health
4.2%
4.2%
8
8
Customer Service
Customer Service
4.2%
4.2%
9
9
Farm Animals
Farm Animals
2.9%
2.9%
10
10
Preventative Maintenance
Preventative Maintenance
2.6%
2.6%
11
11
Animal Care
Animal Care
2.4%
2.4%
12
12
Pasture
Pasture
1.9%
1.9%
13
13
Irrigation Systems
Irrigation Systems
1.8%
1.8%
14
14
RAN
RAN
1.5%
1.5%
15
15
Manual Labor
Manual Labor
1.5%
1.5%
16
16
Farm Stand
Farm Stand
1.4%
1.4%
17
17
CSA
CSA
1.3%
1.3%
18
18
General Farm Maintenance
General Farm Maintenance
1.3%
1.3%
19
19
Artificial Insemination
Artificial Insemination
1.2%
1.2%
20
20
Organic Farm
Organic Farm
1.1%
1.1%
21
21
Farm Chores
Farm Chores
1.1%
1.1%
22
22
Farm Tasks
Farm Tasks
1%
1%
23
23
Horse Shows
Horse Shows
0.9%
0.9%
24
24
Farm Owner
Farm Owner
0.9%
0.9%
25
25
General Care
General Care
0.8%
0.8%
26
26
Crop Production
Crop Production
0.8%
0.8%
27
27
Hand Tools
Hand Tools
0.8%
0.8%
28
28
Farm Labor
Farm Labor
0.7%
0.7%
29
29
Daily Operations
Daily Operations
0.7%
0.7%
30
30
Weather Conditions
Weather Conditions
0.7%
0.7%
31
31
Acre Farm
Acre Farm
0.7%
0.7%
32
32
High Quality
High Quality
0.7%
0.7%
33
33
Animal Health
Animal Health
0.7%
0.7%
34
34
Irrigation Equipment
Irrigation Equipment
0.6%
0.6%
35
35
GPS
GPS
0.6%
0.6%
36
36
Phone Calls
Phone Calls
0.6%
0.6%
37
37
Farm Buildings
Farm Buildings
0.6%
0.6%
38
38
Vegetable Farm
Vegetable Farm
0.5%
0.5%
39
39
Equipment Operation
Equipment Operation
0.5%
0.5%
40
40
Farm Tours
Farm Tours
0.5%
0.5%
41
41
Medical Treatment
Medical Treatment
0.5%
0.5%
42
42
Farm Operations
Farm Operations
0.5%
0.5%
43
43
Local Restaurants
Local Restaurants
0.5%
0.5%
44
44
Special Events
Special Events
0.4%
0.4%
45
45
Medical Care
Medical Care
0.4%
0.4%
46
46
Drive Trucks
Drive Trucks
0.4%
0.4%
47
47
General Labor
General Labor
0.4%
0.4%

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