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Organic Farmers

Overview

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.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Associate's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On

Organized

Technical

Career Ladder
Federal or State Level Organic Farm Specialist

Organic Farm Manager

Organic Farmer

Organic Farm Intern or Apprentice

Organic Farm Volunteer