Farm Crop Production Technicians

Farm crop production technicians are involved with farmers and agricultural businesses in all aspects of planting, growing, and marketing crops. With backgrounds in agriculture and scientific research, they advise farmers on the best techniques to produce crops. They may also work for companies that produce agricultural products such as fertilizer and equipment to make sure they are meeting the needs of farmers. There are approximately 19,390 agricultural and food science technicians, including farm crop production technicians, employed in the United States.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Provide advice to farmers regarding planting, growing, and marketing crops; offer advice to agricultural products manufacturers
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Associate's Degree
School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Earth Science
Experience Agricultural-related internship or co-op
Personality Traits
  • Conventional
  • Hands On
  • Technical
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Certification or Licensing Required
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Good
Advancement Prospects Good
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Manager, or Sales Representative, or Farm Owner
  • Experienced Farm Crop Production Technician
  • Entry-Level Farm Crop Production Technician

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