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Include These Farm Manager Skills
- Farm animal care and support
- Crop management, including planting, rotation, harvesting, and spraying
- Employee hiring/supervision/termination
- Inventory control and supply orders
- Farm sales and customer account management
- Facility maintenance and cleaning
- Sustainable farming practices
Following is a sample cover letter for a Farm Manager demonstrating comparable experience and qualifications.
Dear Mr. Bridges:
Upon discovering your posting for a Farm Manager, I hastened to submit my resume for your review. As an experienced and motivated professional with exceptional leadership experience in agricultural management, I am prepared to significantly contribute to Hansen Dairy Farm’s goals in this role.
My background includes leading operations, processes, and employees to drive the success of both small- and large-scale family farms. From overseeing the care of animals and managing feeding schedules to supervising crop development and maintaining inventories, I excel at spearheading all facets of farm management to ensure farm profitability as well as a superior quality of life for all farm inhabitants.
Highlights of my experience include…
Overseeing comprehensive management and services for family farms spanning 20 acres to 15,000 acres; supervising feeding and veterinary care for animals, tracking inventories and ordering supplies as needed, and hiring and leading workers to ensure optimal efficiency and productivity on the farms.
Managing day-to-day operations—including business reporting, production data tracking, and accounting’to improve accuracy and performance.
Leading the sale of more than 50,000 bushels of certified seed wheat to more than 40 customers in the surrounding area as Farm Manager for Jacobsen Acres.
Supervising all satellite farm practices encompassing planting, harvesting, and spraying.
Earning dual Bachelor’s Degrees in Agricultural Economics and Farm Management from Texas State University.
My skills in team and operational leadership have been finely honed, and I am confident my additional strengths will readily translate to your environment at Hansen Dairy Farm. The chance to offer more insight into my qualifications would be most welcome.
Thank you for your consideration, and I look forward to speaking with you soon.
Veronica S. Grothman