UF Beef Research Units Hiring Student Employees

The University of Florida’s Department of Animal Sciences is currently seeking applicants to fill multiple student positions at their Beef Research Units in Alachua County. 

These positions are excellent opportunities for students to obtain paid experience with housing, while learning about beef cattle management, food animal veterinary medicine, pasture management, forage production, and other ranch work.

Students enrolled at the University of Florida and Santa Fe College are eligible to apply. Additionally, transfer students to the University of Florida for the upcoming fall semester will also be considered and are encouraged to apply. 

  • Two student positions are available at the Santa Fe (Boston Farm) Beef Unit located in Alachua, Florida. 
  • Up to two more student positions are available at the Beef Research Unit located in Gainesville near the Gainesville Raceway.
Housing with utilities are available at both locations. Although residing on the units are preferable, it is not absolutely necessary. Students residing on the unit must work 10 hours per week to cover housing and utilities. Additional hours worked will be paid at the minimum wage rate, but pay rate is negotiable if students have applicable experience. 
Position Details include general ranch labor:

  • Working cattle and tagging calves
  • Feeding cattle 
  • Calving
  • Fence construction and repair
  • Pasture and facility maintenance
  • Hay production
  • Equipment operation
Preference for these positions will be given to students majoring in Animal Sciences. However, students majoring in Agricultural Education and Communication, Agronomy, Agricultural Operations Management, Agricultural Engineering, Agribusiness or a number of other agricultural-related disciplines are encouraged to apply.

Preference will be given to students with some background in livestock handling and/or equipment operation (or at least driving a vehicle with a clutch).

Applicants must be willing to work hard and work at least alternating weekends and some holidays. 

For more information and to apply, please contact Danny Driver at 352-538-1401 or ddriver@ufl.edu


Posted: July 11, 2017


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