Occupation Profile for Farm and Home Management Advisors

Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; instruct and train in product development, sales, and the utilization of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$41,710.00 Median Annual Wage 0 Average Job Openings Per Year
1.4 Average Unemployment Percentage 4.3 Percentage That Completed High School
15,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 16.7 Percentage That Had Some College
16,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 79.0 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
4-H Youth Development Specialist
Agent
Agricultural Agent
Agricultural Extension Agent
Agricultural Extension Educator
Agriculture Consultant
Cooperative Extension Agent
County Agent
County Agricultural Agent
County Demonstrator
County Extension Agent
County Home Demonstration Agent
County Home Demonstrator
Demonstrator
District Extension Service Agent
Energy Audit Advisor
Extension Agent
Extension Educator
Extension Service Advisor
Extension Service Specialist
Extension Specialist
Extension Worker
Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent
Family Development Extension Specialist
Family Life Field Specialist
Family Resource Management Extension Specialist
Farm Adviser
Farm Agent
Farm Business Management Agent
Farm Consultant
Farm Demonstrator
Farm Management Adviser
Farm Management Specialist
Farm Service Adviser
Farm Service Consultant
Feed Adviser
Feed and Farm Management Adviser
Feed Management Advisor
Four-H Agent
Four-H Club Agent
Future Farmers of America Advisor (FFA Advisor)
Home Advisor
Home Demonstration Agent
Home Economics Expert
Home Economics Extension Worker
Home Economist
Home Service Adviser
Home Service Consultant
Home Service Director
Marine Extension Agent
Natural Resources Extension Educator
Professor
Supervisor, County
Supervisor, Extension Service
Supervisor, Farm Management
Supervisor, Home
Supervisor, Home Management
Watershed Management Specialist
Youth Development Extension Agent

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Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Core — Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given.
  • Core — Schedule and make regular visits to farmers.
  • Core — Organize, advise, and participate in community activities and organizations such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.
  • Core — Collaborate with social service and health care professionals in order to advise individuals and families on home management practices such as budget planning, meal preparation, and time management.
  • Core — Conduct field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

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