Agriculture Program Assistant

Fort Valley State University
Fort Valley, GA
United States
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Job Description

JOB SUMMARY:


The Agriculture Program Assistant is responsible for providing care to ensure the growth and development of edible tree, shrub and vine fruit, vegetables, and the care of farm animals on the Fort Valley State University Campus. The Agriculture Program Assistant will provide assistance with programming and demonstration site maintenance in relation to animal and plant production, to include trainings, farm tours, and workshops. The employee must be a team player and willing to assist in other areas as needed in the upkeep of Extension facilities, tractors, vehicles, and other equipment.




DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:



  • Plant and establish trees, shrubs, and other plants such as vegetables, etc.

  • Provide maintenance and care for all established plants and animals on the farm sites.


  • Harvest fruits, vegetables and maintain animals on the farm.

  • Monitor irrigation system on the organic production farm site.

  • Assist with the management and marketing of animal and crop production.

  • Other assignments as needed




QUALIFICATIONS:




  • High School diploma.

  • Interest in working with plants and animals.

  • Must have a valid driver's license and clean driving record.


Preferred



  • Bachelor's degree

  • Ability to operate farm equipment, including tractors, mowers, weed eaters, trimmers, etc.


WORKING CONDITIONS:





  • The working environment is primarily outdoors.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:



  • Performs repetitive tasks periodically

  • Drives small and medium size tractors

  • Trims or prunes fruit trees throughout the growing season

  • Transports small and large animals to and from the farm

  • Moves farm equipment within and around the farm area

  • Standing, lifting, bending for extended periods of time