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Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers - 11-9013.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, and supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, and financial and marketing activities.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

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SOC Occupation Groups

11-0000 Management Occupations
11-9000 Other Management Occupations
11-9010 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
11-9013.00 Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Related Occupations


  • Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations.
  • Analyze soil to determine types or quantities of fertilizer required for maximum crop production.
  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data.
  • Conduct inspections to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation.
  • Conduct or supervise stock examinations to identify diseases or parasites.
  • Coordinate clerical, record-keeping, inventory, requisitioning, and marketing activities.
  • Coordinate the selection and maintenance of brood stock.
  • Determine how to allocate resources and to respond to unanticipated problems, such as insect infestation, drought, and fire.
  • Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics, or natural settings, and set planting and care schedules.
  • Determine types or quantities of crops, plants, or livestock to be grown and raised, based on budgets, federal incentives, market conditions, executive directives, projected sales volumes, or soil conditions.
  • Determine, administer, and execute policies relating to operations administration and standards, facility maintenance, and safety.
  • Devise and participate in activities to improve fish hatching and growth rates, and to prevent disease in hatcheries.
  • Direct and monitor the transfer of mature fish to lakes, ponds, streams, or commercial tanks.
  • Direct and monitor trapping and spawning of fish, egg incubation, and fry rearing, applying knowledge of management and fish culturing techniques.
  • Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, and harvesting.
  • Direct the breeding or raising of stock, such as cattle, poultry, or honeybees, using recognized breeding practices to ensure stock improvement.
  • Evaluate marketing or sales alternatives for products.
  • Hire, supervise, and train support workers.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and perform necessary maintenance work.
  • Maintain financial, operational, production, or employment records for farms or ranches.
  • Manage nurseries that grow horticultural plants for sale to trade or retail customers, for display or exhibition, or for research.
  • Monitor activities, such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, milking, breeding, and grading, to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum animal or plant life.
  • Negotiate with buyers for the sale, storage, or shipment of crops or livestock.
  • Obtain financing for and purchase necessary machinery, land, supplies, or livestock.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers.
  • Prepare reports required by state and federal laws.
  • Provide information to customers on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, and lawns.
  • Replace chemical insecticides with environmentally friendly practices, such as adding pest-repelling plants to fields.
  • Supervise the construction of farm or ranch structures, such as buildings, fences, drainage systems, wells, or roads.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities.
  • Analyze financial records to improve budgeting or planning.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Conduct employee training programs.
  • Determine resource needs.
  • Develop agricultural methods.
  • Develop emergency response plans or procedures.
  • Develop marketing plans or strategies.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Direct activities of agricultural, forestry, or fishery employees.
  • Direct administrative or support services.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities.
  • Estimate labor or resource requirements for forestry, fishing, or agricultural operations.
  • Evaluate quality of plants or crops.
  • Examine animals to detect illness, injury or other problems.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain personnel records.
  • Maintain regulatory or compliance documentation.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations.
  • Manage construction activities.
  • Monitor operational quality or safety.
  • Monitor organizational compliance with regulations.
  • Negotiate contracts for transportation, distribution, or logistics services.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services.
  • Perform manual agricultural, aquacultural, or horticultural tasks.
  • Perform manual service or maintenance tasks.
  • Prepare reports related to compliance matters.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources.
  • Submit financial applications.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Test materials, solutions, or samples.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Food Safety Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Veterinary Food Inspection Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Beekeeper
  • Dairy Grazier
  • Farmer, General (Agric)
  • Organic Vegetable Farm Manager

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Beekeeper
  • Bonsai Culturist
  • Farmer, Cash Grain
  • Farmer, Diversified Crops
  • Farmer, Field Crop
  • Farmer, Fruit Crops, Bush and Vine
  • Farmer, General
  • Farmer, Tree-Fruit-and-Nut Crops
  • Farmer, Vegetable
  • Fish Farmer
  • Game-Bird Farmer
  • Gamekeeper
  • General Manager, Farm
  • Horticultural-Specialty Grower, Field
  • Horticultural-Specialty Grower, Inside
  • Manager, Christmas-Tree Farm
  • Manager, Dairy Farm
  • Manager, Fish Hatchery
  • Manager, Game Breeding Farm
  • Manager, Nursery
  • Manager, Orchard
  • Manager, Poultry Hatchery
  • Manager, Production, Seed Corn
  • Plant Propagator
  • Superintendent, Horticulture
  • Superintendent, Production
  • Worm Grower