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Farm & Ranch Managers

Also called: Dairy Farmer, Farm Manager, Farmer, Rancher

What they do:
Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.
On the job, you would:
  • Change processes such as drying, grading, storing, or shipping to improve efficiency or profitability.
  • Determine types or quantities of crops or livestock to be raised, according to factors such as market conditions, federal programs or incentives, or soil conditions.
  • Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting.

Knowledge

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Skills

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Abilities

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Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Cattlesoft CattleMax
  • Trimble Farm Works software
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • Accutech Systems Corporation AccuFarm-MGR
  • i.Agri LandMark Farm
Map creation software
  • DIVA-GIS
  • Geographic resources analysis support system GRASS* software

Education

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$70,110
per year, on average
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