Farmer – General

Farmer – General
Farming requires large financial investment in land, equipment, seeds and fertilizer, livestock, barns and outbuildings. Requires business management skills in purchasing and marketing; knowledge of chemical, biological, mechanical aspects is required. Livestock must be fed, watered, pastured, herded, sheltered and there is a wide variety of animals to choose among. Vet services are often required.Trucks, tractors, feed and storage, harvest equiipment require maintenance skills.Planting, cultivating, harvesting and marketing of crops is labor-intensive, with timing/weather factors are critical. Recording keeping can be complex.

Holand Code

RIS

Field/Cluster:

Agriculture and Food Processing

Future Jobs Avail:

Declining

Education Level:

1

Job Growth (%)

-1

Annual Job Opening

95600

Lowest 10% Salary ($)

35440

Median Salary ($)

67950

Highest 90% Salary ($)

136940
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