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Agricultural Assistant I


This is work assisting in agricultural or animal science program activities, such as planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops; applying pesticides; feeding and caring for animals; and repairing buildings and equipment.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assists in field, greenhouse, or stock experiments.
  • Prepares samples for laboratory analysis and mounts specimens.
  • Maintains records on crop, plant, or livestock experiments.
  • Operates and maintains a variety of equipment, such as tractors, irrigation equipment, combines, and milking machines.
  • Constructs and/or maintains corrals, fences, barn interiors, feeders, and buildings.
  • Applies fertilizers, herbicides, and pesticides.
  • Plants, cultivates, and harvests crops.
  • Is responsible for animal care and husbandry, including feeding, watering, weighing, catching, and loading animals.

Education and Experience


Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically have supervisory responsibility.

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