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Farmers and Farm Managers  (NOC 8251)
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Farmers and farm managers manage the operations and functions of a farm. They are responsible for growing crops, raising and breeding livestock, poultry and other animals and marketing farm products.

apiarist, apple grower, breeder, domestic animals, chicken farmer, dairy farmer, feedlot manager, fruit farmer, fur farmer, grape grower, hog breeder, horse breeder, maple syrup producer, market gardener, potato farmer, rancher, seed grower, sod farmer, vegetable grower, vineyard manager, viticulturist, wheat farmer.

Farmers and farm managers perform some or all the following duties:
  • Manage the overall operation of a farm, ranch or orchard
  • Determine the amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised
  • Plant, cultivate and harvest crops
  • Raise and breed livestock and poultry
  • Hire and supervise farm workers
  • Establish a marketing program
  • Purchase farm machinery, livestock, seed, feed and other supplies
  • Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings
  • Develop and keep financial and production records.

Farmers and farm managers may manage farms specialized in particular crops such as wheat, apples or potatoes or raise particular livestock such as beef cattle, hogs or chickens.

Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Lethbridge, Medicine Hat, Bassano, Bow Island, Brooks, Cardston, Claresholm, Coaldale, Coalhurst, Fort Macleod, Magrath, Nanton, Picture Butte, Pincher Creek, Raymond, Redcliff, Taber

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Outlook & Prospects for Farmers and Farm Managers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region

The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.

Local Employment Potential Information

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Table on the employment potential for Farmers and Farm Managers in Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Lethbridge--Medicine Hat Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Farmers and Farm Managers (NOC 8251) in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region. Compared with all other occupations, there should be proportionately fewer unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. However, this will be offset by weaker than average employment growth.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Lethbridge - Medicine Hat region was 52 years and 46% of workers were 55 years old and older.

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