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AGRICULTURAL SUPERVISOR: Managing The Vegetables, Hops & Landscaping For Sierra Nevada Brewing

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Law, a Agricultural and Landscape Supervisor, manages every aspect of growing and landscaping for for Sierra Nevada Brewing Company; advises that there are a great variety of jobs in agriculture.

Degree: Biology - Agronomy
Job Title: Agricultural and Landscape Supervisor
Employer: Sierra Nevada Brewing Company

Job Summary: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Job Description

Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers run establishments that produce crops, livestock, and dairy products.

On-the-Job Training

None

Additional Info

All state university systems have at least one land-grant college or university with a school of agriculture. Common programs of study include business with a concentration in agriculture, farm management, agronomy, dairy science, and agricultural economics.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers (ASFMR)

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$30,000 - $105,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
-8 to 0 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time, Long hours, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Strength/stamina, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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m='28693'>when they're in</span> <span m='29184'>the</span> <span m='29680'>brewery.</span> </p><p><span m='30460'>My</span> <span m='30760'>career</span> <span m='31060'>and</span> <span m='31355'>education</span> <span m='31650'>in</span> <span m='31830'>the</span> <span m='32215'>past,</span> <span m='32600'>I</span> <span m='32910'>grew</span> <span m='33120'>up on a</span> <span m='33616'>farm.</span> <span m='34112'>I went</span> <span m='34608'>to school</span> <span m='35104'>at</span> <span m='35600'>Chico State</span> <span m='36096'>and</span> <span m='36592'>studied</span> <span m='37088'>agronomy</span> <span m='37584'>and biology.</span> <span m='38576'>Didn't</span> <span m='39072'>have</span> <span m='39568'>a</span> <span m='40064'>notion</span> <span m='40560'>of what</span> <span m='41056'>I wanted</span> <span m='41552'>to do when</span> <span m='42048'>I got out of school.</span> <span m='42544'>Went into</span> <span m='43040'>the</span> <span m='43536'>Peace 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