Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

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Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and 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, and financial and marketing activities.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed77.89%
  2. Private, for profit20.20%
  3. Private, not for profit0.91%
  4. State and local government0.60%
  5. Federal government0.30%

Job Outlook

Employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is projected to show little or no change from 2020 to 2030. Despite limited employment growth, about 84,800 openings for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Most of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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