Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in agricultural crop production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.
- 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.
- Aquacultural Managers
- Farm and Home Management Advisors
- Farmers and Ranchers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
- Industrial Production Managers
- Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
- Range Managers