Summer and fall are times when farmers are baling hay and harvesting crops. Some school kids will be looking for summer and after school jobs on farms. There are various jobs that kids of different ages can do on a farm. Here, you will find some points on why hiring kids on the farm is a good idea.
Help on the Farm
For one, any amount of help on the farm is a good thing. This is especially true if there aren’t many family members working on the farm. If there are only a couple people working on the farm and there’s a lot of land and/or animals, hiring help may be a good idea so chores take less time. Less time spent doing chores results in more time to eat, sleep, and spend time with loved ones; all three of those are very important for one’s health and well-being.
This one is for the kids. Any kind of work, even babysitting, is good work experience for kids. It teaches them to be responsible and helps build character. Farm work is also good for a person’s health, it gets a kid outdoors and doing physical activities that will keep them healthy.
Possible Life-long Impact
Some kids looking to work on a farm might be interested in eventually becoming farmers. One way to learn about family farming is to work on a family farm. Some kids may want to eventually buy or start-up a farm, or take over someone else’s farm. Doing various farm chores will help teach kids interested in being farmers various aspects of being a farmer. Working on a farm will can help kids decide if they want to be farmers when they become adults.