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Farmers and Farm Managers  (NOC 8251)

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Career Description
Farmers and farm managers manage the operations of farms, ranches, and orchards. They grow crops and raise/breed farm animals and market farm products.

Duties May Include
Farmers and farm managers perform some or all the following duties:

Manage the overall operation of a farm, ranch or orchard;

Determine amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised;

Plant, cultivate and harvest crops;

Raise and breed livestock and poultry;

Hire and supervise farm workers;

Establish a marketing program;

Purchase farm machinery, livestock, seed, feed and other supplies;

Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings; and Develop and keep financial and production records.

Farmers and farm managers may manage farms specialized in particular crops such as wheat, corn, apples or potatoes or raise particular livestock such as beef or dairy cattle, hogs or chickens.

Examples of Titles
Chicken Farmer
Dairy Farmer
Feedlot Manager
Horse Breeder
Seed Grower
Sod Farmer
Vegetable Grower

The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.

The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.

Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.

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