Job of the Week: Farm Assistant Manager

This week, MSU Human Resources features a job posting from the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources for a Farm Assistant Manager position (posting 787521). The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources aims to enhance the quality of life for Michigan citizens and the world by progressing education for the management of communities and agricultural, natural resource and food systems to sustainably meet diverse human needs.

The Farm Assistant Manager is responsible for overseeing or assisting in managing the facility’s daily operations and monitoring crop and harvesting conditions and progress. They will also assist with various reports such as nutrient management, crop production, billing and more. They assist in managing the support staff and planning crop operations. For a list of all responsibilities, click here.

The ideal candidate should have a four-year degree in Animal Science, Crop and Soil Science or a related field. One to three years of experience in supervision and all areas of farm work or production with specific animal groups and crops is preferred. They should also have experience with computers and farm equipment.

Though not required, it is helpful for applicants to have a Pest Applicators Certification. Upon hire, candidates must obtain a CDL A or B and a commercial pesticide applicator license with a 1A endorsement.
To learn more about the College of Agriculture and Natural Science, visit To apply for this position, prepare a resume and cover letter and submit your application here by June 21.

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