Farm Foreman I in Uvalde, TX

Texas A&M AgriLife
Farm Jobs in Texas

Job Description

Applicants should submit (1) an application letter with a statement of interest/motivation in farming research and farm production, (2) detailed curriculum vitae stating education, experience and qualifications, (3) and a list of three references with contact information as attachments to the completed application. Attachments can be uploaded as one document or multiple attachments can be included.
The Farm Foreman I, under general supervision, participates in farm work including the protection of crops.
  • Operate farm tractors and implements for small scale vegetable and field crop plots which includes plowing, disking, bedding, mulch application, seeding/transplanting, irrigating, spraying and harvesting which may include the need to lift heavy objects up to 50 pounds and high physical activity
  • Monitor and effectively control weeds and pests, perform and schedule drip, linear and center pivot irrigation and apply fertilizers
  • Manage data collection and record keeping of crops
  • Perform and manage fencing, welding, cleaning, and construction to keep all facilities in optimum working condition
  • Assist in coordinating repairs, maintenance schedules and proper maintenance of all farm equipment in close coordination with the Farm Manager to maintain safe and efficient equipment
  • Perform routine equipment calibrations
  • Assist in supporting mechanical shop needs, center grounds and center facilities needs
  • Assist in purchasing supplies and equipment
  • Assist in maintaining the grounds of the farm, safety procedures, and ensure that workers use appropriate personal protective equipment
  • Oversee and coordinate pesticide storage and use according to manufacturer’s recommendation and follow agency safety procedures
  • Maintain cover crops and crop rotations
  • Ensure the farm is always well-managed and maintained
  • Maintain dyed diesel fuel levels and ensure orders for refills are placed
  • Stay current with farming practices by attending seminars, educational events, field days, virtual and/or face-to-face trainings
  • Other duties as assigned
Required Education and Experience:
  • High school diploma or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Two years of related experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Knowledge of field work
  • Ability to multitask and work cooperatively with others
  • Ability to drive tractors, with implements, and sprayers
  • Basic computer skills
Other Requirements:
  • Work beyond normal business hours and/or work on weekends
  • Ability to establish effective working relationships
Job Title

Farm Foreman I


Texas A&M Agrilife Research



Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

Uvalde, Texas

Job Type


All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.
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