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Details for Crop and Livestock Managers


Description

Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in agricultural crop production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.

Tasks

  • Confer with buyers to arrange for the sale of crops.
  • Contract with farmers or independent owners for raising of crops, or for management of crop production.
  • Evaluate financial statements, and make budget proposals.
  • Analyze soil to determine types and quantities of fertilizer required for maximum production.
  • Purchase machinery, equipment, and supplies such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals.
  • Record information such as production figures, farm management practices, and parent stock data, and prepare financial and operational reports.
  • Analyze market conditions to determine acreage allocations.
  • Direct and coordinate worker activities such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, and grading.
  • Inspect orchards and fields to determine maturity dates of crops, or to estimate potential crop damage from weather.
  • Hire, discharge, transfer, and promote workers.
  • Enforce applicable safety regulations.
  • Plan and direct development and production of hybrid plant varieties with high yields or with disease or insect resistance.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Negotiate with bank officials to obtain credit.
  • Determine procedural changes in drying, grading, storage, and shipment processes in order to provide greater efficiency and accuracy.
  • Coordinate growing activities with activities of related departments such as engineering, equipment maintenance, and packing.

Interests

Education, Training, Experience

Knowledge

Skills

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