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Career Details :: Farm and Home Management Advisors
Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; instruct and train in product development, sales, and the utilization of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.
A minimum of two to four years of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
- Advises farmers in matters such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, cultivation, growing and harvesting practices, and budgeting.
- Conducts classes to educate others in subjects such as nutrition, home management, home furnishing, child care, and farming techniques.
- Advises individuals and families on home management practices, such as budget planning, meal preparation, energy conservation, clothing, and home furnishings.
- Plans, develops, organizes, and evaluates training programs in subjects, such as home management, horticulture, and consumer information.
- Delivers lectures to organizations or talks over radio and television to disseminate information and promote objectives of program.
- Prepares leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.
- Organizes, advises, and participates in community activities and organizations such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.
- Collects and evaluates data to ascertain needs and develop programs beneficial to community.
- Compensation, Benefits, and Job Analysis Specialists
- Dietetic Technicians
- Dietitians and Nutritionists
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Agricultural Crop Workers
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Animal Husbandry Workers
- First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Food Preparation and Serving Workers
- Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products
General Work Activities
- Communicating With Persons Outside Organization
- Provide Consultation & Advice to Others
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Establishing & Maintaining Relationships
- Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing
Frequent Work Context
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Coordinate or Lead Others
- Supervise, Coach, Train Others
- Provide a Service to Others