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Old Tavern Farm Farmworker in Stillwater, New York

2 Fulltime H-2A Seasonal Jobs available 04/01/2024 - 10/31/2024.

Plant, cultivate, and/or harvest grapes. Manage vineyard canopy to permit light and air circulation. Thin fruit and remove shoots, leaves and vines. Performs vineyard maintenance activities including but not limited to weed control and trellis installation and repair. Install and maintain bird netting.

Operate vineyard sprayer for fertilization and other chemicals. Assist/move harvested fruit from field to processing area. May perform general indoor tasks or post-harvest activities when outdoor vineyard work is not available (all such activities will be performed incident to or in conjunction with vineyard operation). Must possess the requisite skills and knowledge of what, when, where and how much to prune on a grape vine. Identify and remove the proper canes and vines while retaining the fruiting wood and renewal spurs. Must demonstrate and consistently utilize pruning practices that assure vine balance and preserve vine health.

Perform manual and mechanized tasks associated with the production of flowers. Plant, cultivate, and maintain flowers and beds. Transplant plants from containers to beds. Harvest flowers. Clean/maintain work area. Prune, trim, and perform other general plant maintenance. Water or irrigate plants and apply fertilizer or other chemicals. Maintain irrigation systems. Apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, and other crop protectants. Apply fertilizers, plant growth chemicals, conditioners, and other plant related treatments at the correct times depending on plant type, growth, climate and crop conditions.

As minor duties the workers may cleanhorse stalls, water horses. Pasture maintenance, mowing pastures. Fertilizing pastures, trimming bushes. Repairing fences. Workers must operate all equipment properly and in a manner that protects operator, others, the employer's products and property. Failure to comply with safety requirements and operating instructions may result in disciplinary action up to and including immediate termination. Mow, cut, and weed fields. Perform ditching, shoveling, hoeing, hauling, ground preparation, and other manual tasks. Bending, stooping and kneeling required. Use hand tools including but not limited to hoes, shovels, shears, clippers, loppers, and saws. Lift, carry, and load/unload products or supplies.

Assist with farm building/field maintenance and repairs. Repair fences. Must wear assigned personal protective equipment when required. Must report for work daily wearing work clothing and boots or other durable footwear. Workers wearing clothing inappropriate for work will not be permitted to start work. Supervisor(s) will provide instructions and directions to workers. Workers must be able to comprehend and follow instructions and communicate effectively to supervisors. Unusual, complex or non-routine activities will be supervised. Workers expected to perform basic duties in a proficient manner without close supervision.


  • Three months experience using farm equipment
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 pounds
  • Driver requirements
  • Exposure to extreme temperatures
  • Extensive sitting/walking, frequent stooping, and repetitive movements

The full terms and conditions of the job (form ETA790a) should be reviewed and provided to qualified applicants from this website:

For qualified applicants requiring a Spanish translation of this job order, please email or call 1-877-466-9757. Please include the applicant name and job order number in your request.