Student: Farm Hand & Property Assistant in Lexington, KY

University of Kentucky

Posting Details

Job Title

Student: Farm Hand & Property Assistant

Requisition Number


Department Name

3J5SE: Student Employment

Work Location

Versailles, KY

On Campus/Off Campus

Off Campus

Salary Range

$15-18/ hour

Type of Position


Position Time Status

Full Time

Preferred Education/Experience

Prior experience working in agriculture is a plus.

Hours per Week


Job Summary

You must be a current UK student to apply for this position. This position is located off-campus with a local employer in Versailles, KY and is not affiliated with UK.

This job is for help with a 90 acre hay farm in Versailles, KY (about 25 minutes from campus).

We recently acquired the farm and have a large number of projects we are actively working on. We need someone dependable to show up when they say they will and work hard while here. Hours are flexible but we request some amount of weekly consistency. Prior farm experience is a plus. This job will be a combination of working alone and with others.

Here are some of the things we need help with:

Fence line upkeep and removal.
Pond restoration and cleanup.
Farm water well and pump maintenance.
Barn maintenance and improvements.
Mowing and trimming.
Tree trimming and brush removal.
Trail creation and maintenance.
Farm house repairs.
Hay harvesting. (Mowing, Tedding, Raking, and Baling)

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Must be able to travel to Versailles, KY (about 25 minutes from campus).
Ability to lift heavy objects often in excess of 50 pounds.
Ability to work safely with heavy and/or dangerous equipment.
Ability to work in various environmental conditions. (Heat, cold, rain…)

Deadline to Apply


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Anticipated Start Date