Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural 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, and 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, and financial and marketing activities.

Also includes

Nursery and Greenhouse Managers , Farm and Ranch Managers , Aquacultural Managers

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 7,911
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) -21.02 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Implement company or staff policies
Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Determine administrative policies or standards
Implement organizational process or policy changes
Approve expenditures
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Identify animal disease or parasites
Identify insect disease or parasites
Solve animal breeding problems
Solve production problems

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Manage individual and organizational contracts
Manage broad organizational programs or initiatives
Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Oversee sales campaigns or programs
Manage building maintenance projects
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Manage wildlife populations
Manage agricultural or forestry operations
Prepare employee work schedules or assignments
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise agricultural, farming, or forestry personnel or contractors

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze business or organizational operating practices or procedures
Forecast revenue or sales
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning
Analyze financial data or information
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze market conditions or trends
Determine condition of plants, flowers, shrubs or trees
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Oversee land acquisition activity
Monitor project performance metrics
Monitor number or type of fish reared or harvested
Observe fish, beds, or ponds
Observe weather conditions
Monitor organizational compliance with regulations
Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Culture fish in open and closed aquaculture systems
Monitor forage plant growth
Monitor animal care
Monitor wildlife populations
Monitor facilities or operational systems
Monitor performance of others

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Classify materials or products according to specifications
Identify characteristics of insects, pests, and diseases
Identify plant diseases
Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
Identify diseased, weak, or undesirable trees or plants
Brand animals for identification
Identify tree or plant species
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals
Identify characteristics of plants, crops, and tree species
Identify crops or timber to be harvested
Determine crops or timber ready for harvest

Monitoring and Controlling Resources

Identify internal or external resources to support project
Develop operational budgets
Monitor resources
Control organizational, product, or material inventory
Manage material resources
Account for organizational funding
Disburse organizational funding
Order agricultural, farming, or forestry related supplies, materials, and equipment
Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources

Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People

Analyze project proposals or data to determine feasibility, cost, or time
Evaluate contract personnel performance
Evaluate information from employment interviews
Evaluate employee performance
Evaluate potential or existing project sites
Evaluate soil conditions
Grade products according to specifications
Study production records
Conduct progress and production reviews

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate demand for products or services
Determine resource needs
Estimate agricultural, farming, or forestry project material requirements
Estimate project material requirements
Estimate project labor requirements
Prepare cost estimates
Estimate time or monetary resources needed to complete projects
Estimate population or condition of plant life, fish, or wildlife

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Fuel Systems
Order Packing and Shipping
Customer Contact

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