Farm & Ranch 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, or 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, financial, or marketing activities.
Also called: Dairy Farmer, Farm Manager, Farmer, Rancher


    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
  • management
  • accounting and economics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • biology
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


    Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others
    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
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem


Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Attention to Detail
  • Innovation


    Data base user interface and query software
  • Cattlesoft CattleMax
  • Trimble Farm Works
    Enterprise resource planning ERP software
  • i.Agri LandMark Farm
  • SAP
    Map creation software
  • Geographic resources analysis support system GRASS


    bachelor's degree
    high school diploma/GED

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