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RANCHER: Raises Cattle & Chickens Miles From Town, Makes Own Electricity

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Frank owns a 4000-acre ranch raising chickens and cattle. After studying literature & horticulture Frank was asked to work on a farm whose workers had left - and he never looked back. Agriculture is a very satisfying field to work in, offering flexibility, diversity, physical activity and natural wonders.

Degree: Applied Horticulture and Horticultural Business Services
Job Title: Rancher

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.

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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)

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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, Seasonal, Long hours
Typical workplace
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Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Likes working with hands, Strength/stamina

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
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P3.instances[0].transcript.parse_transcript_data({"transcript":"<p><span m='860'>So</span> <span m='1340'>my</span> <span m='1500'>name's</span> <span m='1770'>Frank.</span> <span m='2123'>And</span> <span m='2476'>I'm</span> <span m='2830'>63.</span> <span m='4050'>And</span> <span m='4190'>I'm</span> <span m='5660'>a</span> <span m='5740'>rancher</span> <span m='6320'>in</span> <span m='6460'>the</span> <span m='6700'>Western</span> <span m='8390'>foothills</span> <span m='8715'>of</span> <span m='9832'>the</span> <span m='10230'>California</span> <span m='10680'>Sacramento</span> <span m='11220'>Valley.</span> </p><p><span m='12360'>And</span> <span m='13270'>pretty</span> <span m='13840'>much</span> <span m='14090'>what</span> <span m='14240'>I</span> <span m='14390'>do--</span> <span m='14890'>right</span> <span m='15130'>now,</span> <span m='15420'>my</span> <span m='15610'>son</span> <span m='15880'>has</span> <span m='16020'>come</span> <span m='16110'>back</span> <span m='16370'>to the</span> <span m='16630'>ranch.</span> <span m='17010'>We</span> <span m='17130'>have</span> <span m='17380'>4,000</span> <span m='17610'>acres.</span> <span m='17870'>My son</span> <span m='18342'>has</span> <span m='18814'>come back</span> <span m='19286'>to the ranch</span> <span m='19758'>and</span> <span m='20230'>started a</span> <span m='20702'>poultry</span> <span m='21180'>chicken</span> <span m='21510'>operation.</span> </p><p><span m='22760'>So</span> <span m='22920'>we</span> <span m='23030'>have</span> <span m='23320'>about</span> <span m='24300'>16,000,</span> <span m='25238'>17,000</span> <span m='26176'>chickens</span> <span m='26645'>that</span> <span m='27114'>we're--</span> <span m='29460'>we</span> <span m='30000'>ship</span> <span m='30290'>off</span> <span m='30460'>about</span> <span m='30830'>1,000 a</span> <span m='31170'>week</span> <span m='31560'>to be</span> <span m='31950'>processed.</span> <span m='34760'>So</span> <span m='34950'>that's</span> <span m='35260'>been</span> <span m='35430'>a</span> <span m='35490'>very</span> <span m='35960'>interesting</span> <span m='36250'>learning</span> <span m='36540'>process.</span> <span m='38640'>We're</span> <span m='39060'>learning a lot</span> <span m='39500'>about</span> <span m='40100'>how</span> <span m='40505'>to grow</span> <span m='40910'>chickens.</span> </p><p><span m='41290'>But before</span> <span m='41730'>that,</span> <span m='42050'>we</span> <span m='42452'>had a</span> <span m='42854'>cattle</span> <span m='43256'>ranch.</span> <span m='43660'>And we</span> <span m='43850'>still</span> <span m='44115'>have</span> <span m='44380'>cows.</span> <span m='45616'>And</span> <span m='46080'>I</span> <span m='46190'>learned</span> <span m='46440'>a</span> <span m='46500'>lot</span> <span m='46750'>of</span> <span m='47970'>things</span> <span m='48360'>about</span> <span m='49670'>life</span> <span m='50160'>and</span> <span m='50460'>living</span> <span m='50920'>and</span> <span m='51120'>growing</span> <span m='51525'>and</span> <span m='51930'>dying,</span> <span m='52220'>for that</span> <span m='52642'>matter,</span> <span m='54330'>in</span> <span m='54550'>this</span> <span m='55040'>whole</span> <span m='55295'>agricultural</span> <span m='56250'>process.</span> </p><p><span m='56925'>We live at</span> <span m='57250'>the</span> <span m='57870'>end</span> <span m='58050'>of</span> <span m='58120'>a--</span> <span m='59080'>27</span> <span m='59570'>miles</span> <span m='59980'>from</span> <span m='60550'>town,</span> <span m='61340'>seven</span> <span m='61650'>miles</span> <span m='61970'>of</span> <span m='62060'>dirt</span> <span m='62320'>road,</span> <span m='63070'>last</span> <span m='63390'>telephone</span> <span m='64069'>on the</span> <span m='64269'>wire.</span> <span m='64569'>We make</span> <span m='64870'>our own</span> <span m='65099'>electricity.</span> <span m='66300'>My wife</span> <span m='66400'>and I</span> <span m='66700'>moved</span> <span m='67200'>there</span> <span m='68120'>in</span> <span m='68200'>1975.</span> </p><p><span m='69370'>We're</span> <span m='69760'>still</span> <span m='70050'>married.</span> <span m='70530'>We</span> <span m='70950'>didn't</span> <span m='71140'>move</span> <span m='71430'>away.</span> <span m='71790'>We</span> <span m='72150'>got</span> <span m='73950'>three</span> <span m='74400'>kids off</span> <span m='74850'>to</span> <span m='75300'>college,</span> <span m='75750'>to</span> <span m='76200'>Claremont</span> <span m='76420'>McKenna</span> <span m='76840'>College.</span> </p><p><span m='77320'>All</span> <span m='77580'>three</span> <span m='77720'>of them</span> <span m='77940'>were there for</span> <span m='78400'>four</span> <span m='78610'>years.</span> <span m='78850'>All three</span> <span m='79150'>of them</span> <span m='79340'>graduated.</span> <span m='80630'>They</span> <span m='81115'>have</span> <span m='81600'>good,</span> <span m='82020'>productive</span> <span m='82140'>jobs,</span> <span m='82510'>one of</span> <span m='82640'>which</span> <span m='83140'>bringing</span> <span m='83592'>my son</span> <span m='84044'>back to the</span> <span m='84496'>ranch.</span> </p><p><span m='85400'>And</span> <span m='88540'>my</span> <span m='88810'>career</span> <span m='89080'>path</span> <span m='89450'>was</span> <span m='89660'>kind</span> <span m='89870'>of</span> <span m='90300'>strange.</span> <span m='90760'>I</span> <span m='91080'>got my</span> <span m='91220'>bachelor's</span> <span m='91565'>degree</span> <span m='91910'>in</span> <span m='92410'>literature.</span> <span m='94410'>And</span> <span m='95730'>I</span> <span m='95810'>got</span> <span m='96160'>that</span> <span m='96520'>degree</span> <span m='96790'>because</span> <span m='97950'>my</span> <span m='98390'>sophomore</span> <span m='99110'>year,</span> <span m='99400'>I</span> <span m='99880'>took</span> <span m='100150'>two</span> <span m='100270'>courses</span> <span m='100710'>of</span> <span m='100830'>English</span> <span m='101290'>and two</span> <span m='101630'>courses</span> <span m='101930'>of econ.</span> </p><p><span m='102350'>And I</span> <span m='102560'>got</span> <span m='102730'>much</span> <span m='103213'>better grades</span> <span m='103696'>in English</span> <span m='104662'>than</span> <span m='105628'>I</span> <span m='106111'>did the</span> <span m='106594'>econ.</span> <span m='108526'>And my</span> <span m='109009'>junior,</span> <span m='110458'>one of</span> <span m='110941'>the upperclassmen</span> <span m='111424'>down the</span> <span m='111907'>hall</span> <span m='112390'>said,</span> <span m='112873'>hey,</span> <span m='113370'>kid,</span> <span m='113490'>you want to</span> <span m='113750'>try something</span> <span m='114000'>really</span> <span m='114250'>cool?</span> <span m='115080'>So I went</span> <span m='115426'>down</span> <span m='115772'>the hall,</span> <span m='116940'>and</span> <span m='117260'>he</span> <span m='117615'>had</span> <span m='117970'>a</span> <span m='118300'>1950</span> <span m='118630'>[INAUDIBLE],</span> <span m='120950'>which is</span> <span m='121295'>a</span> <span m='121640'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='121890'>Cru</span> <span m='123650'>Bordeaux.</span> <span m='124530'>And it</span> <span m='124981'>was fabulous.</span> </p><p><span m='127240'>So</span> <span m='127990'>I</span> <span m='128490'>basically</span> <span m='128855'>did a</span> <span m='129220'>dual</span> <span m='129474'>major</span> <span m='130400'>of</span> <span m='130620'>botany.</span> <span m='132010'>I added</span> <span m='132350'>botany</span> <span m='132730'>to my</span> <span m='132920'>literature</span> <span m='133130'>degree.</span> <span m='133450'>Then I came</span> <span m='133922'>up here to</span> <span m='134394'>UC Davis</span> <span m='135338'>and</span> <span m='135810'>studied</span> <span m='136260'>viticulture,</span> <span m='136525'>how to</span> <span m='136790'>grow</span> <span m='137220'>grapevines,</span> <span m='138080'>because</span> <span m='138425'>it</span> <span m='138770'>was</span> <span m='139030'>just so,</span> <span m='139305'>so</span> <span m='139865'>totally</span> <span m='140150'>fascinating.</span> </p><p><span m='142450'>And</span> <span m='143020'>I</span> <span m='143140'>worked</span> <span m='143390'>really</span> <span m='143540'>hard</span> <span m='144000'>when I</span> <span m='144330'>was down</span> <span m='144730'>getting</span> <span m='145180'>my</span> <span m='145240'>bachelor's</span> <span m='145560'>degree.</span> <span m='146235'>Up at</span> <span m='146590'>Davis,</span> <span m='147110'>I worked</span> <span m='147595'>even</span> <span m='148080'>harder,</span> <span m='148565'>but I had</span> <span m='149050'>lots</span> <span m='149380'>of</span> <span m='149480'>fun.</span> <span m='149940'>Part of which</span> <span m='150400'>was my</span> <span m='150620'>wife</span> <span m='150730'>was here,</span> <span m='151800'>or</span> <span m='152135'>to-be</span> <span m='152470'>wife.</span> </p><p><span m='154780'>Then</span> <span m='155140'>one</span> <span m='155420'>day</span> <span m='156330'>her</span> <span m='157550'>father</span> <span m='157930'>called</span> <span m='158170'>up and</span> <span m='158320'>said,</span> <span m='160030'>hired</span> <span m='160260'>hands</span> <span m='160650'>left.</span> <span m='161505'>Could</span> <span m='161800'>you</span> <span m='161980'>guys</span> <span m='162260'>come and</span> <span m='162480'>take care</span> <span m='162780'>of the</span> <span m='163080'>ranch</span> <span m='163630'>for a</span> <span m='164000'>little</span> <span m='164070'>while?</span> <span m='165670'>So</span> <span m='166060'>that</span> <span m='166340'>was</span> <span m='166600'>in</span> <span m='166810'>1975.</span> <span m='168585'>And we're</span> <span m='168930'>still</span> <span m='169340'>there.</span> <span m='171760'>So</span> <span m='172900'>I</span> <span m='173510'>ended</span> <span m='173730'>up</span> <span m='173860'>on</span> <span m='173950'>a</span> <span m='174020'>cattle</span> <span m='174480'>ranch,</span> <span m='175330'>with</span> <span m='175750'>a</span> <span m='175800'>degree</span> <span m='176110'>in</span> <span m='176200'>literature,</span> <span m='176700'>and a</span> <span m='177120'>degree</span> <span m='177440'>in</span> <span m='177520'>horticulture.</span> </p><p><span m='178775'>And</span> <span m='179765'>so</span> <span m='180260'>the</span> <span m='180755'>next</span> <span m='181250'>pivotal</span> <span m='181745'>thing was</span> <span m='184715'>when</span> <span m='185220'>a</span> <span m='185890'>gentleman,</span> <span m='186520'>who</span> <span m='186950'>I</span> <span m='187130'>actually</span> <span m='187520'>saw</span> <span m='187680'>here,</span> <span m='187810'>[INAUDIBLE],</span> <span m='188400'>came and</span> <span m='188720'>explained</span> <span m='189076'>to me</span> <span m='189790'>how</span> <span m='189960'>plants</span> <span m='190410'>grow,</span> <span m='190820'>how</span> <span m='192156'>diversity</span> <span m='194880'>is</span> <span m='195000'>the</span> <span m='195320'>imporant</span> <span m='195620'>part</span> <span m='195910'>of</span> <span m='196160'>plant</span> <span m='196510'>health,</span> <span m='196860'>plant</span> <span m='197280'>growth.</span> <span m='198250'>Soil</span> <span m='198560'>health</span> <span m='198840'>is</span> <span m='199190'>an important</span> <span m='199390'>part of</span> <span m='199620'>both,</span> <span m='202060'>from</span> <span m='202500'>my</span> <span m='202640'>point</span> <span m='202935'>of view,</span> <span m='203230'>ranching,</span> <span m='203470'>but</span> <span m='203770'>really</span> <span m='204080'>for</span> <span m='204563'>everything.</span> <span m='205529'>And</span> <span m='207461'>off</span> <span m='207944'>we</span> <span m='208427'>went</span> <span m='208910'>on</span> <span m='209400'>that whole</span> <span m='210070'>fascinating,</span> <span m='210580'>wonderful</span> <span m='211180'>thing,</span> <span m='211455'>exploring</span> <span m='212090'>tremendous</span> <span m='212944'>diversity.</span> <span m='213832'>And</span> <span m='214276'>so</span> <span m='214720'>being</span> <span m='215090'>able</span> <span m='215370'>to</span> <span m='215480'>read,</span> <span m='216040'>being able</span> <span m='216495'>to</span> <span m='216950'>do the science,</span> <span m='217405'>or both,</span> <span m='217860'>just</span> <span m='218315'>tremendously,</span> <span m='219680'>tremendously</span> <span m='220590'>important.</span> </p><p><span m='221665'>One</span> <span m='221920'>clever</span> <span m='222640'>thing</span> <span m='222890'>that</span> <span m='223354'>somebody asked</span> <span m='223818'>me when I</span> <span m='224282'>first</span> <span m='224746'>started</span> <span m='225210'>in</span> <span m='225674'>agriculture</span> <span m='226138'>up</span> <span m='226602'>at the</span> <span m='227066'>ranch,</span> <span m='228320'>Frank,</span> <span m='228940'>that's</span> <span m='229220'>just</span> <span m='229270'>great.</span> <span m='229660'>You</span> <span m='229830'>have a</span> <span m='229880'>master's</span> <span m='230370'>degree.</span> <span m='231260'>Now</span> <span m='231742'>figure</span> <span m='232224'>out which</span> <span m='232706'>half</span> <span m='233188'>you have to</span> <span m='233670'>forget.</span> </p><p><span m='236080'>And</span> <span m='237526'>so</span> <span m='238490'>I'm</span> <span m='238972'>trying</span> <span m='239454'>to think</span> <span m='239936'>about--</span> <span m='241400'>agriculture</span> <span m='242070'>is</span> <span m='242180'>tremendously</span> <span m='242800'>satisfying.</span> <span m='243730'>And I</span> <span m='244010'>learned</span> <span m='244590'>that--</span> <span m='246560'>I</span> <span m='246760'>learned</span> <span m='246930'>it</span> <span m='247080'>here at</span> <span m='247330'>Davis</span> <span m='247830'>when</span> <span m='248010'>I</span> <span m='248050'>was</span> <span m='248390'>a</span> <span m='249080'>graduate</span> <span m='249540'>student,</span> <span m='249940'>I was</span> <span m='250340'>working</span> <span m='250590'>in</span> <span m='250880'>the</span> <span m='251110'>lab</span> <span m='251540'>doing</span> <span m='252015'>paperwork.</span> <span m='252490'>It</span> <span m='252965'>was</span> <span m='253440'>pretty</span> <span m='253915'>satisfying.</span> <span m='254865'>But</span> <span m='255340'>I</span> <span m='255815'>really</span> <span m='256290'>enjoyed</span> <span m='256765'>going</span> <span m='257240'>outside.</span> <span m='257970'>Going</span> <span m='258170'>out to</span> <span m='258209'>the</span> <span m='258430'>vineyard</span> <span m='258540'>was a</span> <span m='258970'>special</span> <span m='259394'>treat.</span> <span m='260666'>[INAUDIBLE],</span> <span m='261090'>you go</span> <span m='261519'>out</span> <span m='261769'>to the</span> <span m='262070'>vineyard</span> <span m='262140'>and</span> <span m='262240'>do stuff,</span> <span m='262770'>that's</span> <span m='263130'>cool.</span> </p><p><span m='263850'>And</span> <span m='264290'>actually,</span> <span m='264560'>that's</span> <span m='264770'>continued</span> <span m='265380'>on,</span> <span m='265630'>even</span> <span m='265800'>at the</span> <span m='265950'>ranch.</span> <span m='267302'>I have</span> <span m='267734'>to do</span> <span m='268166'>things in</span> <span m='268600'>the office,</span> <span m='269050'>in the</span> <span m='269220'>shop,</span> <span m='269560'>and</span> <span m='269900'>out</span> <span m='270050'>on the land.</span> <span m='271445'>And</span> <span m='271870'>that,</span> <span m='272190'>just</span> <span m='272750'>moving</span> <span m='273190'>around,</span> <span m='273900'>even--</span> <span m='274340'>you get some</span> <span m='274780'>really</span> <span m='275125'>rotten</span> <span m='275470'>jobs,</span> <span m='276120'>[INAUDIBLE]</span> <span m='277524'>occasionally.</span> </p><p><span m='278460'>But they</span> <span m='278928'>don't last</span> <span m='279396'>more than about</span> <span m='279864'>a week.</span> <span m='280332'>And then it's</span> <span m='280800'>over.</span> <span m='281268'>Then you go and</span> <span m='281736'>do something</span> <span m='282204'>else.</span> <span m='282672'>And so</span> <span m='283150'>the</span> <span m='283720'>flexibility,</span> <span m='284380'>diversity,</span> <span m='285460'>physical</span> <span m='285940'>activity,</span> <span m='286660'>being</span> <span m='287120'>out</span> <span m='287290'>in the</span> <span m='287490'>sun,</span> <span m='288770'>listening</span> <span m='289380'>to</span> <span m='289946'>and</span> <span m='290312'>seeing</span> <span m='291170'>just</span> <span m='291430'>unusual,</span> <span m='292160'>extraordinary</span> <span m='292780'>things</span> <span m='293080'>as</span> <span m='293380'>a</span> <span m='293680'>part</span> <span m='293980'>of your</span> <span m='294280'>everyday</span> <span m='294580'>life,</span> <span m='295180'>it's</span> <span m='295480'>just</span> <span m='295780'>a</span> <span m='296080'>pretty</span> <span m='296380'>fabulous</span> <span m='296680'>thing.</span> </p>","file":{"id":276885,"video_id":"2707920735001","name":"60299891","duration":297578,"thumbnail_url":null}});