You might grow heirloom tomatoes in Pennsylvania or acres of wheat in Kansas. Either way, you’ll have to know what your plants need, from water to fertilizer. And that’s not all. You’ll also need to know how to run a business, finding buyers and hiring workers.
Farming involves a thousand different tasks, but there’s satisfaction in making things grow and knowing that you’re helping to feed the people of the world.
Crop farmers till, plant, fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and sell a variety of fruits, vegetables, grains, and cotton.
Since many farms are still family owned, farming jobs are largely inherited.
Flexible. You’ll be doing everything from pulling out weeds to taste testing your own product.
Farmers’ markets, where farmers can sell their crops directly to customers, have saved many small farms.