Farm Supervisor Duties
This is advanced farm management work in the conduct of general
and specialized farming operations on a large institutional
Work involves responsibility for planning, coordinating, and
directing the operation of a large institutional farm and its
specialized subordinate and related units such as dairy,
poultry, truck garden, 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 large sized group of skilled and unskilled farm workers.
Direction is received from a superior chiefly with regard to
general administrative matters, such as production, purchasing,
personnel, and accounting. This work differs from Farm Foreman
II level by degree of complexity and scope of operations
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates with administrators and research project leaders on
work plans and programs and makes recommendations for
improvements, land preparation, fertilizing, planting crops,
cultivation, and harvesting of experimental feed plots.
Determines soil use and rotation of crops.
Inspects dairy, garden, poultry, orchard, and other units;
confers with and advises project leaders on problems;
requisitions equipment and materials; approves work schedules.
Plans and supervises the planting, cultivating, harvesting and
storing of field and garden crops on large and complex
Supervises all operations of one of the larger and more complex
Makes reports on time, equipment, materials, and production;
keeps records and prepares estimates of needs.
Directs the repair and maintenance of farm buildings 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
extensive responsible experience in general farm work involving
farm planning, methods, and production; and experience in
supervisory farm work; or any equivalent combination of training
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 husbandry, and of
farm building and equipment care and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of farm equipment and materials and ability
to manage the use of materials and equipment efficiently and
Considerable knowledge of plant and animal diseases and insect
pests and of modern methods of their prevention, eradication,
Ability to plan and direct large scale diversified farm
activities, to supervise large groups of farm workers in 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