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Job Title: University or Education Center Farm Manager

Description: Duties and tasks vary according to the organization and operation. One specific example in the cattle industry is working as the day to day manager of a 5,700 acre range that supports roughly 500 head of commercial cow/calf pairs each year.

Degree Required: BS

  • Bachelor of Science Degree is an undergraduate academic degree awarded for completed courses that generally last three to five years. Variations of a BS include a BT, referring to a Bachelor's of Technology, or a BA, a Bachelor of Arts degree. These different terms are often used for different areas of study or may be specific to colleges.

Skills Required: Bilingual, Computer skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Mechanically inclined, Managing people, Mathematical thinker, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Ride/train horses, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Works under pressure

Market Sector: University/Education

Relative Salary:  $$$

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