Farm and Home Management Advisor

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Master's degree

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What They Do

Farm and Home Management Advisors Career Video

Advises, instructs, and assists individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrates procedures and applies research findings to solve problems; and instructs and trains in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Collects and evaluates data to determine community program needs.
  • Prepares and distributes leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.
  • Conducts classes or delivers lectures on subjects such as nutrition, home management, and farming techniques.
  • Researches information requested by farmers.
  • Collaborates with producers to diagnose and prevent management and production problems.
  • Advises farmers and demonstrates techniques in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, and financial planning.
  • Conducts field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services.
  • Organizes, advises, and participates in community activities and organizations such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.
  • Acts as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groups.
  • Collaborates with social service and health care professionals to advise individuals and families on home management practices such as budget planning, meal preparation, and time management.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time
  • Work in this occupation involves sitting more than one-third of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • 4-H Youth Development Specialist
  • Agricultural Extension Educator
  • Extension Agent
  • Extension Educator
  • Extension Specialist
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent
  • Family Development Extension Specialist
  • Family Resource Management Extension Specialist
  • Marine Extension Agent
  • Natural Resources Extension Educator