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Oswego Career Ladders - Agri-business specific - General Farm Worker

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Agri-business specific - General Farm Worker

Industry: Manufacturing
Area: Agri-business

Apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizer to crops and livestock; plant, maintain, and harvest food crops; and tend livestock and poultry. Repair farm buildings and fences. Duties may include: operating milking machines and other dairy processing equipment; supervising seasonal help; irrigating crops; and hau livestock products to market.

Work Settings

Primarily outdoors. Work is done during daytime hours; peak periods with increased hours.


These occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. Some may require a formal training course to obtain a license.

Job Outlook

Much slower than average (negative growth)


$7.60 per hour; $15,800 annually

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