Farm Workers

(NOC 8431)

Career Description

Farm workers plant, cultivate and harvest crops, raise livestock and poultry and maintain and repair farm equipment and buildings. This group includes operators of farm machinery.

Duties May Include

Farm workers perform some or all of the following duties:

Plant, fertilize, cultivate, spray, irrigate, and harvest crops;

Feed and tend livestock/poultry and milk cows;

Operate and maintain farm machinery/equipment;

Detect disease/health problems in crops, livestock, and poultry;

Examine produce for quality and prepare for market;

Set and monitor water lines, air flow, and temperatures in barns, pens, and coops, and clean stables, barns, barnyards, and pens.

Examples of Titles

Apiary Worker
Barn Worker
Beef Cattle Farm Worker
Cattle Ranch Worker
Chick Sexer
Combine Operator
Dairy Hand
Egg Inspector
Fruit Farm Worker

Where They Work

People in this group work on crop, livestock, fruit, vegetable, and specialty farms.

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Modified on December 15, 2023