Farm and Ranch Managers
Also Known as: Farm Supervisor, Farm Manager, Ranch Manager
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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, 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.
Top Skills for this Job
- Critical Thinking
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Time Management
- Active Listening
- Systems Analysis
- Operation Monitoring
- Reading Comprehension
Top Tasks for this Job
- 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.
- Direct the breeding or raising of stock, such as cattle, poultry, or honeybees, using recognized breeding practices to ensure stock improvement.
- Evaluate marketing or sales alternatives for farm or ranch products.
- Hire, train, or supervise workers engaged in planting, cultivating, irrigating, harvesting, or marketing crops, or in raising livestock.
- Inspect farm or ranch structures, such as buildings, fences, or roads, ordering repair or maintenance activities, as needed.
- Maintain financial, operational, production, or employment records for farms or ranches.
- Monitor activities such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, milking, breeding, or grading to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards.
- Negotiate with buyers for the sale, storage, or shipment of crops or livestock.
- Obtain financing necessary for purchases of machinery, land, supplies, or livestock.
- Plan crop activities based on factors such as crop maturity or weather conditions.
- Prepare budgets or financial reports for farm or ranch operations.
- Select or purchase machinery, equipment, livestock, or supplies, such as seed, feed, fertilizer, or chemicals.
- Supervise the construction of farm or ranch structures, such as buildings, fences, drainage systems, wells, or roads.
- Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations.
- Analyze soil to determine types or quantities of fertilizer required for maximum crop production.
- Demonstrate or explain working techniques, practices, or safety regulations to farm or ranch workers.
- Inspect farm or ranch equipment to ensure proper functioning.
- Inspect orchards or fields to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation.
Top Education for this Job
- Food Production
- Administration and Management
- Production and Processing
- Economics and Accounting
- Education and Training
- English Language
- Sales and Marketing
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