Farm managers are people who manage the day-to-day operation of larger farms. Like other businesses, farming operations have become more complex and the need to maximize financial returns is increasingly important. Farm managers have responsibilities that range from caring for livestock to operating machinery to maintaining equipment and facilities. Farm managers often direct people who do much of the physical work while they do such administrative duties as monitoring production and marketing, determining crop production and storage requirements, overseeing maintenance of the property and equipment. Good management and technical skills are essential.
Because outside investors are taking over many large farm operations, the need for people to manage those farms is growing.
What/Where the jobs are
Livestock and crop farming operations, breeding stock producers, farm management companies, organic and natural production farming operations.
Associate in Applied Science (AAS)
Kevin Butt, Kevin.Butt@iavalley.edu