A farmer is a person who owns or works on a farm. They focus on growing plants and sometimes raising livestock. A farmer is responsible for proper nourishment of the crops and livestock that he/she raises and then sells the harvest and livestock to others.
Education requirements may range from on the job training, a high school diploma, certification, or an Associate's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a farmer was $41,003, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Farmer Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- American Society of Farm Managers & Rural Appraisals
- Farm Bureau
- Farmers Inspired
- National Black Farmers Association
- Organic Farmers Association
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn what farmers, Bob and Vincent Berry do everyday at Richard Berry & Sons.