As a general rule, effective cover letters provide some evidence of prospective company knowledge, technical knowledge, teamwork insight, and ability to meet deadlines.
Your cover letter for the farmhand position must also reflect all of the above in addition to skills and competencies relevant to farming.
Since the cover letter’s purpose is a personal introduction of you as a viable candidate, make sure the information you include is specific.
Instead of stating all your skills generally, elaborate only a few important ones and even it the relation of these with the position is obvious, mention how you think these skills could come in handy at the target farm.
The employer will not be interested in your skills other than the ones relevant to farming skills, so it’s wise to save space and stick to the position.
Write appealingly and close your letter on an active note, like I’ll follow up soon or call me at this number for an interview.
Impressive closings reinforce the idea of viewing your resume favorably, elevating your chances of being called for an interview.
Related: Farm Hand Resume Sample
Sample Cover Letter for Farm Hand Position
655 Twinkle Villas
Mona, UT 63222
March 22, 2021
Mr. Daniel Frost
76 Yale Fields
Mona, UT 63222
Dear Mr. Frost:
I came across your job posting for a farmhand, and I believe my experience in animal farming and crops cultivation coupled with my general farm maintenance expertise is a right fit. I have enclosed my resume for your review and consideration.
Having worked as a farmhand for the past five years in livestock and crop settings, I am eager to bring the following qualifications to JD farms:
• Skilled in sowing, fertilizing, and crop harvesting
• Operational knowledge of farm animal breeding
• Training in safe and hygienic animal milking procedures and packaging of produce
• Well versed in using farm machinery and ensuring its proper maintenance
• Physical stamina and ability to lift heavy loads
• Basic math skills with the ability to read and write
• Manual dexterity
• Familiar with produce cleaning and bundling procedures
The competencies mentioned above could come in handy not only in maintaining the existing crop cultivation department of the farm but will also be very helpful in setting up the animal farming department as per your plan.
I would like a chance to meet you and discuss how my training, experience, and skills could prove to be an asset at JD farms. Please call me at (00) 323-4523 to communicate a convenient interview date and time.
Thank you for your time and consideration.