Organic Farmers

Organic farmers manage farms that produce fruits, vegetables, herbs, dairy, or other products without the use of inorganic fertilizers and synthetic chemical herbicides, growth hormones, and synthetic pesticides. Depending on the size of the farm, organic farmers manage staff; handle crop production and schedules; work the land; operate and maintain machinery, and repair farm structures; take care of administrative tasks such as bookkeeping, tax reporting, phone calls, and e-mails; and market and promote the farm business.


Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $75,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Agriculture
  • Business
  • Earth Science
Skills
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Mechanical/Manual Dexterity
Personality Traits
  • Hands On
  • Organized
  • Technical
Licensure/Certification Required