Farm and Home Management Advisors Career Video
Description: 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; and instruct and train 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.
Farm and home management advisors conduct agricultural research and apply their findings to improve farming techniques, home management, nutrition practices and more. They teach courses and raise awareness by creating educational materials and meeting with people in the community. They also demonstrate new technologies and methods that help their clients save money or improve the health of their crops and livestock, or their own diet. Depending on their focus, farm and home management advisors spend much of their time visiting either farmers or families. They help farmers purchase and sell products, supervise properties or test soil and crops. Those who serve families and individuals focus on coordinating with social service and healthcare professionals around budgeting, meal preparation, and time management. These advisors may also advocate for farmers and farmers’ groups, and organize community activities or organizations. Farm and home management advisors typically work long hours, usually more than 40 hours a week. Farm or home management advisor positions require either a master’s or bachelor’s degree in an agriculture-related field or consumer and family sciences.