Farm and home management educators instruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. They demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. They develop educational outreach programs and instruct on either agricultural issues such as agricultural processes and techniques, pest management, and food safety, or on home management issues such as budgeting, nutrition, and child development.
Family farm and home jobs involve duties to develop instructional materials, search information, seek specific data, teach light skills, and advise educators and curricula, instructional methods, or policies.
To be eligible, home advisors require a bachelor’s s degree with a foundation degree in agriculture-related subjects such as agriculture and crop engineering, farm business management, horticulture or land estate management. One can further study MSc or Ph.D. level if they aspire to follow the academic or research route.
On-the-job farming experience with proper technical knowledge is as important as academic qualifications, and it holds importance while acquiring a job.
The salary of farm and home advisors depends on the experience and size of the farm. Other benefits might include a pension scheme, private health insurance, personal or company performance bonus, flexibility to work from home occasionally, accommodation, a vehicle and a mobile phone.
To have a successful career in the family farm and home jobs, candidates must be adaptable with time management, interpersonal and organizational skills. Being tech-savvy is an added advantage.
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