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Agriculture and Fishing Employment Information


Agriculture and Fishing Industry Overview


Looking for an outdoor job that offers physical challenge, self-employment and seasonal work? An agriculture job or fishing job might be right for you.

Jobs in agriculture involve more than raising and harvesting crops or herding livestock. Farm workers also need business skills to sell their livestock or crops and to record, report and pay taxes. They also need mechanical skills to run and repair agricultural machinery.

Fishing work appeals to those who like locating, catching and processing fish. Despite assistance from fishing machinery and modern technology such as GPSes, radar and sonar, jobs in fishing are strenuous, hazardous and in some cases, seasonal. To get a fishing job you need to be physically strong, flexible and coordinated.

Agriculture Job Types


Farmers and ranchers working on their own farms often do everything themselves, while farming jobs on corporate farms are broken down by specialty.

Agricultural managers operate farms or ranches owned by others and manage the farm workers and ranch hands who do the day-to-day work.

Crop farmers’ and crop managers’ careers revolve around the production, harvest, packaging, storage and sale of crops.

Livestock ranchers, dairy farmers and poultry farmers raise animals, which includes feeding, housing, breeding and selling.

Horticultural specialty farmers create careers in an agricultural niche such as turf grass, vineyards or nuts.

Aquaculture jobs combine farming and fishing. Fish and shellfish farmers grow seafood to sell or run recreational fishing operations.

Fishing Job Types


When you take a fishing job on a big boat, be prepared to stay at sea for extended periods. On the largest boats, on-board seafood processing creates other fishing work opportunities.

Shallow-water fishing jobs are on smaller boats that stay close to shore and are operated by one or two fishermen using nets or pots to catch shrimp, crab, lobsters, oysters or scallops.

The entry-level position in a fishing career is deckhand, followed by boatswain, second mate, first mate and captain.

Agriculture Education and Certification


In the past, most farmers learned agriculture work on the family farm. Today, an agribusiness degree with courses in business, agronomy, plant disease or (for ranchers) veterinary science will boost your chances of having a successful agriculture career.

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers awards the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation to members who demonstrate business and agricultural job skills.

Fishing Education and Certification


A high school vocational degree in fishing or community-college coursework in seamanship, vessel operations, marine safety, navigation, vessel repair or fishing technology repair will improve your chances of landing entry-level fishing employment.

To work on the largest boats, you may need a Merchant Mariner’s Credential (MMC) from the US Coast Guard. Boat captains need a license.

Agriculture Job Market


The competition from large, well-capitalized, efficient commercial farms and ranches is driving family farmers out of business, but also creating more jobs for agricultural and ranch managers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment in agriculture will decline by 3 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Fishing Job Market


Currently, about 32,000 Americans earn their living from fishing work, but between 2010 and 2020, about 6 percent of those fishing jobs will disappear as equipment makes fishing more efficient and governments impose fishing limits, the BLS says.

Agriculture Salaries


Farmers’ and ranchers’ salaries are highly dependent on the size of the operation. Most small family farmers have another job. Overall, farmers’, ranchers’ and agricultural managers’ median salary was $64,660 in 2011, the BLS reports. The lowest-earning 10 percent made less than $32,000 and the best-earning 10 percent made more than $112,000.

Fishing Salaries


The median pay for a fishing job was $27,000 in 2011, the BLS says. The lowest-paid 10 percent made less than $21,000 and the highest-paid 10 percent earned more than $42,000, the BLS says.
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The Assistant/Associate/Extension Agent will provide leadership for all agricultural and natural resource Extension programs in the parish. This will include planning and organizing well-balanced Extension educational programs in these areas to include agricultural, horticultural, aquaculture and livestock programs. The Extension agent will also conduct programs in other areas as assigned by the p...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16603
*TOP JOB* Permanent Propertyman Private hunting and fishing club located in central Pennsylvania is seeking a permanent Propertyman. Hours flexible depending on the season, with the spring, summer and fall full time; the winter months are part time. Summer will entail supervising one to two additional support individuals. Responsibilities include the maintenance of the grounds and clubhouse. I...
POSITION: Farm Hand / Farm Operations COMPANY PROFILE: Need something different? If you are looking to be part of a busy farm operation within a part-time or full-time position and want to get in on the day-to-day activities of managing a farm or maybe searching for something different, this is the opportunity for you! Located in the Aberdeen/Redfield, SD area you can take your drive for the Ag...
Bring your strong technical skills and solid production leadership experience to a newly created Production Manager role and "make your mark" as part of a new leadership team. Your mission will be to ensure the safe, efficient and effective operation of the Erie facility, where we produce high-quality custom and proprietary process and chemical catalysts. You will help shape this role, which inclu...
POSITION SUMMARY The Commercial Underwriter underwrites commercial business, real estate, agriculture, and SBA 504 loan requests. The underwriter analyzes financial information, recommends loan actions, and approves loan requests within his or her authority as assigned. Analyzes commercial loan applications and renewals and determines credit worthiness and appropriate grading for consideration of...
(L&D) Labor and Delivery RN Full Time Night Shift/3- 12 Hours Shifts, every other weekend. NO mandatory call Labor and Delivery Experience Required Minimum 3 years experience ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Labor and DeliveryRN is skilled in High Risk Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum, Antepartum, Triage and C-Section Circulator/Recovery also possible. The Labor and Delivery RN is familiar with...
INFECTION PREVENTION SPECIALIST FULL TIME PERMANENT M-F 8am-5pm CIC CERTIFICATION (CERTIFICATION IN INFECTION CONTROL) REQUIRED IF NOT CERTIFIED REQUIRED WITHIN 2 YEARS ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Infection Prevention Specialistunder the general direction of the Unit Manager, Resource Team, is responsible for surveillance activities and data collection and analysis of the Medical Center's Infection...
RN Ambulatory Procedure Unit Near Coastal Beach Resort Location... LOCATION Growing Jacksonville, NC, located in Onslow County Onslow County is America s fastest-growing county over the past five years, according to a federal agency that tracks economics. Onslow s booming economy is fueled by Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, according to a recent report ...
Vista Health Lewistown, MT
Description ABOUT THE FACILITY Governed by an 11-member Board, Central Montana Medical Center has 25-staffed inpatient beds and offers a full array of acute care services. The hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, privately owned and operated, and receives no tax dollars. The Critical Access Hospital provides care to a service population of over 17,000 square miles. The population of Fe...
Community Health Systems Inc Lewistown, MT
Description ABOUT THE FACILITY Governed by an 11-member Board, Central Montana Medical Center has 25-staffed inpatient beds and offers a full array of acute care services. The hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, privately owned and operated, and receives no tax dollars. The Critical Access Hospital provides care to a service population of over 17,000 square miles. The population of Fe...
Quorum Health Resources Fort Sherman Historical, MT, 59457
ABOUT THE FACILITY Governed by an 11-member Board, Central Montana Medical Center has 25-staffed inpatient beds and offers a full array of acute care services. The hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, privately owned and operated, and receives no tax dollars. The Critical Access Hospital provides care to a service population of over 17,000 square miles. The population of Fergus County i...
State of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, 99701
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division is seeking a full time permanent Fishery Biologist II to serve in Fairbanks as the Yukon River Fall Season Assistant Area Management Biologist. The incumbent's duties are vital, as the Yukon River is the largest and one of the most complex river systems in the State. The incumbent wil...
State of Alaska Anchorage, AK, 99501
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions This recruitment is open to Alaska residents only The Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development Division of Economic Development is recruiting for a full-time permanent Loan/Collection Officer I/II position to join our Finance Section team in our Anchorage office. This is a flexibly staffed position. The Loan/Collection Officer...
State of Wyoming Buffalo, WY, 82834
Description and Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions GENERAL DESCRIPTION: The Veterans' Home of Wyoming is a licensed assisted living/domiciliary facility, located at the base of the Bighorn Mountains, within a few miles of wildlife viewing, hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, skiing, hiking, and many other outdoor activities. The purpose of this position is to participate in food preparation...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Agency Oregon Travel Experience (OTE) is a semi-independent state agency with a diverse portfolio. Business highway signs, brochure display programs, highway rest area management, rest area light-box advertising, Travel Plazas and TripCheck.com are pathways we use to support community business infrastructure. Our values guide the way to your own O...
Mendocino College Ukiah, CA, 95482
Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled SECURITY/UTILITY WORKER – Part-Time Temporary Assignment RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direction of the department manager, provides on-campus security duties; a variety of shipping, receiving, and warehouse activities; and other general maintenance and custodial duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Relevant district policies regarding safety, security...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) is conducting an executive search for a highly skilled leader to serve as the agency’s Director. The mission of the Oregon Department of Energy is to reduce the long-term cost of energy for Oregonians. The City and Community Salem, Oregon , is a growing community located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, one...
University of Washington Seattle, WA, 98113
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, inte...
Mendocino College Ukiah, CA, 95482
Filing Deadline: Open until filled First Round of Applications will be reviewed: October 23, 2014 DIRECTOR OF FISCAL SERVICES Classified Administrator GENERAL DESCRIPTION Under general direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services, manages the accounting and fiscal control functions of the District. ASSIGNMENT/SALARY BENEFITS The current salary range is $95,943 - $111,066. Ther...
POSITION SUMMARY The Commercial Underwriter underwrites commercial business, real estate, agriculture, and SBA 504 loan requests. The underwriter analyzes financial information, recommends loan actions, and approves loan requests within his or her authority as assigned. Analyzes commercial loan applications and renewals and determines credit worthiness and appropriate grading for consideration of...

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