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Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products - 13-1021.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers. May negotiate contracts.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Buyer
  • Grain Buyer
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Grain Origination Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Tobacco Buyer

SOC Occupation Groups

13-0000 Business and Financial Operations Occupations
13-1000 Business Operations Specialists
13-1020 Buyers and Purchasing Agents
13-1021.00 Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products

Related Occupations


  • Advise farm groups or growers on land preparation or livestock care techniques that will maximize the quantity and quality of production.
  • Arrange for processing or resale of purchased products.
  • Arrange for transportation or storage of purchased products.
  • Calculate applicable government grain quotas.
  • Coordinate or direct activities of workers engaged in cutting, transporting, storing, or milling products and maintaining records.
  • Estimate land production possibilities, surveying property and studying factors such as crop rotation history, soil fertility, or irrigation facilities.
  • Examine or test crops or products to estimate their value, determine their grade, or locate any evidence of disease or insect damage.
  • Maintain records of business transactions and product inventories, reporting data to companies or government agencies as necessary.
  • Negotiate contracts with farmers for the production or purchase of farm products.
  • Purchase, for further processing or for resale, farm products, such as milk, grains, or Christmas trees.
  • Review orders to determine product types and quantities required to meet demand.
  • Sell supplies, such as seed, feed, fertilizers, or insecticides, arranging for loans or financing as necessary.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise others on business or operational matters.
  • Calculate data to inform organizational operations.
  • Communicate with government agencies.
  • Coordinate logistics or other business operations.
  • Determine the value of goods or services.
  • Evaluate condition of properties.
  • Execute sales or other financial transactions.
  • Maintain data in information systems or databases.
  • Negotiate contracts with clients or service providers.
  • Purchase products or services.
  • Supervise employees.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Marine Corps Community Services Marine (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Buyer, Grain
  • Christmas-Tree Contractor
  • Clean-Rice Broker
  • Field Contractor
  • Field-Contact Technician