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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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Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is seeking applicants for a Agricultural Research Technician in Forage Agronomy. The successful candidate is expected to assist with a variety of research related activities including but not limited to preparing seed, plant, and soil samples for laboratory analysis, as well as preparing for field studies by preparing seed, fertilizer and applying herbi...
Design Engineer – ASV LLC ASV LLC, a joint venture between Manitex International and Terex Construction and manufacturer of Compact Track Loaders and Skid Steer Loaders has an immediate opening for an experienced Design Engineer, with a strong background in hydraulic and structural design. Other areas of desired expertise include: regulatory compliance/standards, operator station design, and/or e...
Feland Brother Farm is a vastly growing farming operation with over 20,000 acres specializing in grain, wheat, canola, barley and mustard operating in Northern North Dakota and Canada. We are family-owned; we combine our deep roots in agriculture, our care for the land and our employees with cutting-edge agricultural practices to continually grow our operation. We have a career opportunity availa...
Feland Brother Farm is a vastly growing farming operation with over 20,000 acres specializing in grain, wheat, canola, barley and mustard operating in Northern North Dakota and Canada. We are family-owned; we combine our deep roots in agriculture, our care for the land and our employees with cutting-edge agricultural practices to continually grow our operation. We have a career opportunity availa...
Who is Mosaic? The Mosaic Company (, NYSE: MOS, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a $10 billion company that stands alone as one of the world's leading producers of concentrated phosphate and potash crop nutrients. Our world-class mining and processing operations produce the highest quality fertilizer and animal feed ingredients. As a global leader in nourishing crops an...
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Cognos TM1 Location: Chicago Posted on: March 2, 2015 Job Description: Hi, Position: Cognos Developer with TM1 Location: Downtown Chicago (181 LaSalle) Duration: 6-12 Months Qualification: Bachelors Top Skills: 1. Experience with Cognos TM1 a MUST 2. Cube design and development with large data sets (they have 12-40 billion rows of data) Job Description: Northern Trust is currently looking for a Se...
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Software Developer (Entry-Level) Location: Skokie Posted on: March 18, 2015 Job Description: Company Description: Computer Information Systems is a leader in providing Public Safety Software to Federal, State, County and Municipal agencies nationwide requiring mission critical command and control Systems for over 25 years. At CIS, our employees are a key asset of our business. We are committed to ...
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VC Software Engineer Location: Scottsdale Posted on: March 5, 2015 Job Description: For immediate response email your resume to Job Title Software Engineer Location Scottsdale, AZ Duration 6 to 12 months Contract Responsibilities Application design and development in an MVC framework. Understand and contribute to a large existing codebase, including new features, refactoring...
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Unix Developer Location: Chicago Posted on: March 18, 2015 Job Description: Looking for Sr Unixperl developer. Send resume to for consideration. LoganBritton is a leading provider of data integration and data migration solutions. For 37 years, LoganBritton has provided optimal value to customers through quality delivery of focused, leading-edge data-related consulting service...
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Java J2EE Developer Location: Phoenix Posted on: March 19, 2015 Job Description: JOB DESCRIPTION We are looking for someone outstanding in - J2EE (messaging, webservices etc) - Spring frameworks (Core Spring, Spring integration, Spring Batch etc) - Hibernate - Experience with front end coding and frameworks (html, css, jquery etc) - Troubleshooting and performance tuning skills (jboss problems, me...
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Business Analyst 7362 Company: Planet Forward Location: Waukegan Posted on: March 20, 2015 Job Description: Keywords: Planet Forward, Chicago, Business Analyst 7362, Other, Waukegan , Illinois Didn't find what you're looking for? Search again! I'm looking for in category Business Engineering Finance Labor Hospitality Human Resources Computer Health Care Office Sales / Marketing / Pr Other Accounti...
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Android Engineer Location: Chicago Posted on: March 20, 2015 Job Description: Company Description: ViewThis Technologies is a technology consulting and staffing company with a core focus in web, mobile and wearable applications and the database and business intelligence space. Job Description: Contract, Work from Home to Direct Placement Opportunities Pay: $40.00 - $60.00/hour Hiring States: IN, M...
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Tibco Application Developer Location: Northbrook Posted on: March 9, 2015 Job Description: TIBCO Application Developer You will 3-5 years of TIBCO development experience with TIBCO business works. TIBCO business events intermediate modules, design reviews, defects, etc. This Application Developer position creates detailed technical specifications, develops application and system code in TIBCO Busi...
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Junior Software Developer Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 4, 2015 Job Description: Company Description: MurTech Consulting, LLC, and their companies provide Staffing Services in the areas of Information Technology and Engineering. Our innovative professional staff members specialize in servicing our clients with the most qualified talent. We see our primary focus as servicing our clients and ...
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SQL Server Developer Company: TechFetch - SJP - Jobs Location: Phoenix Posted on: March 1, 2015 Job Description: Company: Biogensys Description: We have immediate need for SQL Server Developer for our client. * SQL Server 2012/2008R2/2005, SSIS ,SSAS and SSRS .Developing stored procedures, Design database schema and thorough knowledge of indexes and performance monitoring , Very proficient in repo...
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Mainframe Programmer Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 5, 2015 Job Description: Our client in the Cleveland area is looking for a Mainframe Programmer for a 1 year contract. Must haves: Cobol IDMS JCL Financial systems (preferably): * A/R * Cash app * Statements, Invoicing Business Analyst skills Specification writing skillsIf qualified and interested, please submit a resume and rate expectatio...
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Health Data Analyst Location: Chicago Posted on: March 13, 2015 Job Description: Job Description Health Data Analyst Prime Team Partners Chicago client is seeking a Health Data Analyst to join their team. The Health Data Analyst will use SAS, SQL, and Excel to provide analysison large datasets of health claims data for external clients.The successful candidate will have 3-5 years of experience ana...
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Software Engineer Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 13, 2015 Job Description: SOFTWARE ENGINEER Full TimeRegular EDUCATION 4 Year Degree EXPERIENCE 5 Years SponsorTransfer H-1B andor H-2B NO Paid Relocation YES This position performs technical analysis, web application design, web development, and systems maintenance tasks. bull Responsible for the development of web applications and features, ...
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Oracle OBIEE Consultant. Procurement/Spend Analytics Location: North Olmsted Posted on: March 3, 2015 Job Description: Job Description Job Description and Requirements: * Develop and deploy Oracle RPD, including physical layer, business model and mapping layer, and presentation layers in OBIEE 11g. * Develop and deploy Analysis, Dashboards, BI Publisher, and Web Catalog in OBIEE 11g. * Configure o...
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Urgent Need - IBM Cognos TM1 Developer - Cleveland, OH Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 2, 2015 Job Description: I am Vinay Kumar working as Recruiter with Okaya. I would like to check your availability and interest for below position. If you are interested kindly reply me back with your updated resume, contact details and best time to reach you. Job Responsibilities: Urgent Need - IBM Cognos ...

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