What It Takes
The leadership skills you’ve worked hard to build in the military will translate well to a management position within the agriculture industry. Farm managers are the professionals responsible for directing and overseeing the operations on a farm. These managers will delegate tasks like planting, fertilizing and harvesting crops among farm staff. In addition to labor tasks, farm managers will also manage budgets, purchase materials and interact and maintain relationships with vendors and clients.
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers monitor and assess the quality of their land or livestock.
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers determine how to improve their harvest and livestock while reacting to conditions that may affect their short- or long-term plans.
Many farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers are self-employed. They must be self-motivated in order to maximize crop or livestock production.
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers operate complex machinery and occasionally perform routine maintenance.
Leading by example is critical for this position.
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