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Employers of Agricultural Business Management majors in VI
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers run establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products. Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers held about 930,600 jobs in 2012. About 73 percent were self-employed. Traditionally, experience growing up on or working on a family farm or ranch is the way farmers and ranchers learn their trade. The median annual wage for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers was $69,300 in May 2012. Employment of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers is projected to decline 19 percent from 2012 to 2022. The continuing ability of the agricultural sector to produce more with fewer workers will result in less demand for farmers and ranchers.
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 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.
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers.
Farm and Home Management Advisors Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare.