8251 Farmers and Farm Managers
Farmers and farm managers manage the operations and functions of a farm. They are responsible for growing crops, raising and breeding livestock, poultry and other animals and marketing farm products.
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- apple grower
- breeder, domestic animals
- chicken farmer
- dairy farmer
- feedlot manager
- fruit farmer
- fur farmer
- grape grower
- hog breeder
- horse breeder
- maple syrup producer
- market gardener
- potato farmer
- seed grower
- sod farmer
- vegetable grower
- vineyard manager
- wheat farmer
Farmers and farm managers perform some or all the following duties:
Farmers and farm managers may manage farms specialized in particular crops such as wheat, apples or potatoes or raise particular livestock such as beef cattle, hogs or chickens.
- Manage the overall operation of a farm, ranch or orchard
- Determine the amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised
- Plant, cultivate and harvest crops
- Raise and breed livestock and poultry
- Hire and supervise farm workers
- Establish a marketing program
- Purchase farm machinery, livestock, seed, feed and other supplies
- Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings
- Develop and keep financial and production records.
- Extensive farming experience (obtained as a farmer, farm supervisor or specialized livestock worker or by working on a family farm) is usually required.
- A college diploma in agriculture may be required.
- Agricultural and Related Service Contractors and Managers
- Farm Supervisors and Specialized Livestock Workers
- Nursery and Greenhouse Operators and Managers
- Supervisors, Landscape and Horticulture