Agribusiness technicians combine their agriculture and business backgrounds to manage or offer management consulting services to farms and agricultural businesses. Agribusiness technicians, also called agricultural business technicians and farm and home management advisers, generally work as liaisons between farms and agricultural businesses, representing either the farm or the business.
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Salaries for farm and home management advisers (a career category that includes agribusiness technicians) ranged from less than $27,050 to more than $81,360 in May 2018, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. The median annual salary for this career was $49,840. In June 2019, Payscale.com reported annual salaries for farm managers that ranged from less than $29,000 to more than $76,000....
Because job duties in this field are so varied, working environments may be anywhere from a corporate office to a cornfield. Those who work in sales are likely to travel a good deal, with a few nights spent on the road or even a few weeks spent out of the country. Technicians at banks or data-processing services usually work in clean, pleasant surroundings. The technician who goes into farm man...
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, approximately 8,000 farm and home management advisers, including agribusiness technicians, work in the United States. The agricultural sector's ability to produce more with less workers will put some farms out of business in the coming years. Farms that are larger and more productive will continue to need the help of agribusiness technicians. Despite t...