Skilled Farm Operative – Full Time Position

Overview: Hughes Farming is an award winning 700 acre fresh produce and tillage farm situated in Kilkenny in South East Ireland. The company grows, processes, packs and distributes fresh produce to the retail and wholesale markets in Ireland and exports to Europe and North America.

The Farm: The company operates modern John Deere (6230r, 6175r, 8365rt, 6620), Fendt (828, 716), Deutz, Bateman and Grimme equipment, precision tech throughout including implement guidance. Cropping is based on triple bed system of carrots, parsnips onions, pumpkins, cut flowers, cereals and forage.

The Role: Hughes Farming are currently seeking applications for the role of Skilled Farm Operative. This is full time, salaried role with benefits. Reporting to the Farm Manager, the ideal candidate will:

  • Have experience of root crops and/or fresh produce
  • Have strong machine operation experience/skill
  • Have workshop and maintenance skills
  • Have a high attention to detail
  • Be a team player with a positive attitude
  • Have a strong interest in crop farming

Applications: Closing date for applications is 30th September. Please send your CV or any other relevant information to

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