Agriculture Careers, Jobs and Occupations

Agriculture Careers

Agriculture companies and organizations produce, grow, raise, harvest, process, store, market and/or sell food and other crops and livestock. Occupations include agricultural scientists, agronomists, veterinarians, crop insurance managers, feed sales personnel, farm equipment personnel and farm managers.

Agriculture is made up of the following sectors:

  • Livestock
  • Dairy
  • Cropping

The type of farm farmers operate determines their specific tasks.

On crop farms - farms growing grain, cotton, and other fibers, fruit, and vegetables - farmers are responsible for preparing, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying and harvesting. After the harvest, they make sure the crops are properly packaged, stored or marketed.

Livestock, dairy and poultry farmers must feed, and care for the animals and keep barns, pens, coops, and other farm buildings clean and in good condition. They also plan and oversee breeding and marketing activities.

Horticultural specialty farmers oversee the production of ornamental plants, nursery products - such as flowers, bulbs, shrubbery, and sod - and fruits and vegetables grown in greenhouses.

Aquaculture farmers raise fish and shellfish in marine, brackish or fresh water, usually in ponds, floating net pens, raceways, or recirculating systems. They stock, feed, protect and otherwise manage aquatic life sold for consumption or used for recreational fishing.

Agricultural managers manage the day-to-day activities of one or more farms, ranches, nurseries, timber tracts, greenhouses and other agricultural establishments for farmers, absentee landowners or corporations. Their duties and responsibilities vary widely, but are concentrated on the business aspects of running a farm. On small farms, they may oversee the entire operation, while on large farms they may oversee a single activity, such as marketing. Agricultural managers usually do not perform production activities; instead, they hire and supervise farm and livestock workers, who perform most of the daily production tasks. In these cases, managers may establish output goals; determine financial constraints; monitor production and marketing; hire, assign, and supervise workers; determine crop transportation and storage requirements; and oversee maintenance of the property and equipment.

Agriculture Related Industries

Agriculture Related Resumes


You may search for agriculture careers or farm manager occupation right now, but when you find one you must apply immediately for it with your current CV or resume. We recommend that you have your cover letter ready too. So, do not forget about our resume writing, CV writing and cover letter writing advices.

art_tip agriculture careersBefore you start searching for agriculture careers jobs you need to prepare your resume or CV and cover letter.

for CVs:

for resumes:

Because CVs and resumes refer mainly to the past time with exception of your present job and employers are interested mostly in the future of they companies, often cover letters are more important or convincing to them then the accompanying resume or CV. So, prepare a cover letter.

If you have a difficulty with your cover letter writing use one of these:

When your agriculture job application consisting of your job cover letter and resume or CV is completed you are ready to submit them to employers and job recruiters in places where you want to work.

When a potential employer invite you for an interview, you need to prepare yourself to win at the interview and get the job you want.

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In addition, on job search, cover letters, CVs & resumes, job interviews and dress codes pages, you will find very useful tips for many different countries.

Good luck with agriculture careers!

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