Farm & 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. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.
Also called: 4-H Youth Development Specialist, Agricultural Extension Educator, Extension Agent, Extension Educator

Knowledge:

    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • talking to others
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Internet browser software
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Web browser software
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    master's degree
    bachelor's degree
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