Farmer

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.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

Education requirements may range from on the job training, a high school diploma, certification, or an Associate's degree.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In October 2019, the median yearly salary for a farmer was $44,157, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Farmer Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn what farmers, Bob and Vincent Berry do everyday at Richard Berry & Sons.