First-Line Supervisor of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Worker

Agricultural and Forestry Supervisor, Agriculture Manager, Agronomy Location Manager   More Names
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Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers. Tasks include: Arrange for transportation, equipment, or living quarters for seasonal workers. Assign duties, such as cultivation, irrigation, or harvesting of crops or plants, product packaging or grading, or equipment maintenance. Calculate or monitor budgets for maintenance or development of collections, grounds, or infrastructure.

Confer with managers to evaluate weather or soil conditions, to develop plans or procedures, or to discuss issues such as changes in fertilizers, herbicides, or cultivating techniques. Contract with seasonal workers and farmers to provide employment.

As sustainable farming becomes more prevalent, supervisors will need to perform tasks with an overall eye toward the land's impact on the local ecosystem. Considerations include: protect existing natural areas to the greatest extent possible (woodlands and wetlands, stream corridors and meadows); selecting regionally native plants; reducing use of pesticides, practice integrated pest management; composting and mulching on site to eliminate solid waste; practicing soil and water conservation; reducing use of power landscape equipment; and avoiding use of invasive exotics 

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Job Growth and Wages
Percent Job Growth:  
-8% - Decline slowly or moderately
Typical Wages (National):  
Annual: $33,380 - $59,770    Hourly: $16 - $29
Physical/Medical/Health Requirements

No specifc requirement is identified at this time.

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Typical Education:

High School or GED (HS)
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Percent Job Growth:

-8% - Decline slowly or moderately
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Typical Wages:

Annual: $33,380 - $59,770

Hourly: $16 - $29