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Become A Farm Worker

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Working As A Farm Worker

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $27,300

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Farm Worker does

  • Operate tractors, tractor-drawn machinery, and self-propelled Set up and operate irrigation equipment.
  • Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives.
  • Picked rocks out of the field, drove tractor and dump truck.
  • Provided daily animal care for cows, donkeys, chickens and goats Assisted with basic grounds-keeping (gardening, fencing)
  • General farm maintenance, baling hay, feeding, transporting and cleaning.
  • Operated heavy machinery including tractors, skid loaders and silo equipment.
  • Trim,cut weeds, plant seeds, pick product.
  • Repair farm buildings, fences, and other structures.
  • Planted cultivated, spray and harvest of crops, operate irrigation equipment and maintained all safety standards, rules and regulations.
  • Performed daily tasks relating to all aspects of a beef cattle and crop farm.
  • Operated heavy machinery Tractor with backhoe.
  • Provide customer service, assist clients in job search, resume creation, and career exploration.
  • Move and repair farm equipment and irrigation systems; repair fences.
  • deliver crops to customers through csa's.
  • Farm hand on my family farm.
  • Milk Cows, Cut rake and roll hay drive tractors, ect,
  • take care of the farm animals and the farm.
  • Drive tractors, field work, feed cows, make/ load hay.
  • Feed and water livestock; and monitor food and water supplies.
  • Performed manual labor for extended periods of time.

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How To Become A Farm Worker

Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers.


Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels.

The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals.

The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels.

The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels.


A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often include how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.


Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping companies.

Important Qualities

Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold.

Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.

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Farm Worker Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • German

  • Russian

  • Chinese

  • Hebrew

  • Japanese

  • Mandarin

  • Arabic

  • Italian

  • Hindi

  • Turkish

  • Georgian

  • Burmese

  • Yiddish

  • Latvian

  • Vietnamese

  • Korean

  • Dutch

  • Thai

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Real Farm Worker Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Farm Worker Donald D. Knier Jr. Garden City, KS Aug 19, 2016 $52,312
Agricultural Farm Worker Donald D. Knier Jr. Garden City, KS May 07, 2016 $52,312
Farm Worker Ty Wilmeth Plains, TX Apr 18, 2016 $48,443
Farm Worker Tres Inc. Amherst, TX Oct 08, 2016 $45,302
Farm Worker Bobby Crossland Lamesa, TX Oct 06, 2016 $45,302
Farm Worker TDT Farms LLC Hugoton, KS Jul 11, 2016 $41,933
Farm Worker Johan K Froese Seminole, TX Aug 08, 2016 $40,539 -
Farm Worker Kevin R Love & Kara Love Seminole, TX Jul 14, 2016 $38,563 -
Agricultural Equipment Operator/Farm Worker Ben Froese Farms Seminole, TX Sep 21, 2015 $38,563 -
General Farm Worker Ronnie & Barbara Love Farms Seminole, TX Apr 12, 2015 $38,563 -
Farm Worker Southwood Landscape & Nursery Co, Inc. Tulsa, OK Jan 02, 2016 $22,665
Orchard Worker-Peach Farm Worker Zenner Orchard Fredericksburg, TX Jan 27, 2015 $22,665
Farm Worker, Laborer, Crop Rollin J Farms TX Feb 05, 2015 $22,665
Farm Worker Southwood Landscape & Nursery Co, Inc. Tulsa, OK Feb 01, 2015 $22,665
Farm Worker Saxon Becnel and Sons of Texas Orange, TX Feb 02, 2015 $22,665
Farm Workers & Laborers, Crop Phillip Allen Dudgeon Campbellsville, KY Jul 24, 2016 $22,644
Farm Worker Crop Earl Robinson Danville, KY Jan 12, 2016 $22,644
Farm Workers & Laborers, Crop Julie Rini Paris, KY Feb 15, 2016 $22,644
Farm Worker Zephyr Farm Jacksonville, FL Jan 10, 2016 $22,331
Farm Workers Pero Family Farms, LLC Delray Beach, FL Oct 15, 2016 $22,331
Crop Farm Worker/Laborer Sauceda Contractors, Inc. Hastings, FL Jun 11, 2016 $22,331
Farm Workers Pero Family Farms, LLC Delray Beach, FL Aug 11, 2016 $22,331
Farm Workers & Laborers Citrus Harvesting, Inc. Zolfo Springs, FL Nov 28, 2016 $22,331
Farm Worker Various Crops Spivey Farms, Inc. Plant City, FL Jan 09, 2016 $22,331
Farm Workers Terry & Joe Baker Farms, LLC East Palatka, FL May 12, 2016 $22,331

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Top Skills for A Farm Worker


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Top Farm Worker Skills

  1. Drive Tractors
  2. Farm Machinery
  3. Beef Cattle
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Operated 2-wheel and 4-wheel drive tractors, combines, and trucks for 7,000-acre wheat, and soybean farm.
  • Maintained and repaired various farm machinery.
  • Attended beef cattle, broiler houses, Boer meat goats, performed maintenance on equipment, maintained livestock fencing.
  • Move and repair farm equipment and irrigation systems; repair fences.
  • Milk cows and move manure.

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