Urban farmers specialize in the practice of cultivating, processing, and distributing food in or around a village, town, or city.
The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma. Most employers will provide on-site training.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
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
- American Association of Urban Farmers
- 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 the responsibilities of Phil Cuddeback, head farmer at Square Roots in Brooklyn, NY.