Plan. Protect. Manage farmland or ranches with an eye on sustainability. If this sounds like something you’d like to do, you may be right for a career in farm management.
Farm managers research farm and ranch land management practices to best provide sustainable production of forage, livestock or wildlife. You may develop and teach farming best practices, or you may actively manage a ranch, farm or range.
Farm management work usually entails:
As a farm manager, you will be expected to have deep knowledge of biology and earth sciences, and possibly of animal husbandry. You will need to be comfortable managing agricultural or forestry operations, measuring environmental impacts, developing plans and speaking to livestock management methods.
Those working in farm management earn a national median salary of $58,090 (as of 2016).
Most farm management positions require a bachelor’s degree, although some do not. Some positions require a master’s degree or a graduate level certificate.
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There are many different types of farm management jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates qualify for:
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Develop best practices. Teach and manage a farm or ranch. Apply today to build your career in farm management.