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Kansas State University
Posted: 05/10/2022
Farm Manager

Farm Manager

Department: 3670010240 SE Research Ext Center Parsons

Job no: 511886

Employment type: Staff Full Time (Unclassified - Regular)

Location: Parsons, Kansas

Categories: Agriculture, Facilities / Grounds / Skilled Trades, Animal Sciences / Livestock, Crop Production, Agronomy

Pay Grade: 09A

About This Role:

The farm manager is responsible for the overall effectiveness of the crop and livestock systems at the Center. The farm manager receives input/requests for work from the various faculty conducting research at the centers. The farm manager, in conjunction with the department head, prioritizes research requests and ongoing operations. Farm manager has latitude to schedule labor and inputs to meet objectives of research/production and provides continuing or individual assignments by indicating generally what must be done, limitations, quality and quantity expectations, deadlines, and priority of assignments. The supervising faculty provide additional, specific instructions for new, difficult, or unusual assignments including suggested work methods. The employee uses initiative in carrying out recurring assignments independently without specific instruction or close supervision, but refers deviations, problems, and unfamiliar situations not covered by instructions or experience to the supervising faculty for decision or help. The supervisor assures that finished work and methods used are those desired. Review of work depends on complexity of the task and incumbent's familiarity with the task.

Why Join Us:

Kansas State University offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes health insurance, life insurance, retirement plans, paid time off - vacation, sick, and holidays. To see what benefits are available, please visit:

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Kansas State University embraces diversity and inclusion. The university actively seeks individuals who foster a collegial environment and cooperative interactions with coworkers, students, and others. The University is dedicated to promoting the

What You'll Need to Succeed:

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Science in Agriculture, Agronomy, Animal Science, or closely related field

• 3 or more years of experience in diversified ag production setting

Preferred Qualifications:

• MS degree in Agronomy or Animal Science or other relevant field

• Five years experience in large-scale farming operations

• Demonstrated skill in managing and supervising staff

• Vocational training in the safe and proper use of pesticides

• Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing, to interpret precise instructions, procedures, technical plans and designs, and keep research and production records

• Ability to drive large and small farm equipment safely and skillfully

• Ability to recognize plant diseases, weeds and signs of insect infestation

• Knowledge of the hazards and effects of pesticides (herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, etc.) and the ability to read and interpret label and MSDS instructions regarding safe and proper use of agricultural chemicals

• Knowledge of hazards and safety precautions pertaining repair, maintenance, and operation of agricultural equipment, vehicles, and power tools

• Knowledge of the methods, practices, techniques, and tools used in planting and the ability to read and follow plans and designs for planting trees, shrubs, grasses, and crop plants

• Ability to setup, calibrate, and operate precision agricultural equipment

• Knowledge of methods and principles of supervision and the ability to plan, assign, review and evaluate work of other employees

• Knowledge of geographic information systems for precision farm operations and spatial tools (e.g. SMS Advanced or similar).

Other Requirements:

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States at the time of employment

How to Apply:

Please submit the following documents:

• Application

• Cover letter

• Transcripts

• Certifications, if any

• Three references

Screening of Applications Begins:

Immediately and continues until position is filled.

Anticipated Hiring Salary Range:


Equal Employment Opportunity:

Kansas State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or status as a protected veteran.

Background Screening Statement:

In connection with your application for employment, Kansas State University will procure a Background Screen on you as part of the process of considering your candidacy as an employee.

Advertised: Apr 25, 2022

Application Closes: Open until filled

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