Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
|Primary Industry||Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources|
|Indiana Average Salary||$24,160.00|
|Average Time to Fill||51 days|
|Typical Education||High school equivalency|
|2 Year Projected Openings (2016-2018)||2,610|
|2 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2018)||1.03 %|
|10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026)||11,400|
|10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026)||-0.33 %|
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|Skill or Certification||Certi - fication||Certification||Hard to Fill||Expensive to Fill|