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Farm/Home Management Educator

What They Do

Farm and Home Management Educators Career Video

About This Career

Instructs and advises individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrates procedures and applies research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. May develop educational outreach programs. May 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.

This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.

A person in this career:

  • Advises farmers and demonstrates techniques in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, and financial planning.
  • Conducts classes or delivers lectures on subjects such as nutrition, home management, and farming techniques.
  • Collaborates with producers to diagnose and prevent management and production problems.
  • Researches information requested by farmers.
  • Collects and evaluates data to determine community program needs.
  • Acts as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groups.
  • Maintains records of services provided and the effects of advice given.
  • Conducts field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services.
  • Prepares and distributes leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.
  • Organizes, advises, and participates in community activities and organizations, such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.

Working Conditions and Physical Demands

People who do this job report that:

  • You would often handle loads up to 10 lbs., sometimes up to 20 lbs. You might do a lot of walking or standing, or you might sit but use your arms and legs to control machines, equipment or tools.
  • Work in this occupation requires being inside most of the time

Working in this career involves (physical activities):

  • Seeing clearly up close
  • Speaking clearly enough to be able to be understood by others
  • Identifying and understanding the speech of another person

Work Hours and Travel

  • Irregular hours
  • Weekend work

Specialty and Similar Careers

Careers that are more detailed or close to this career:

  • 4-H Youth Development Educator
  • 4-H Youth Educator
  • Community Educator
  • 4-H Youth Development Specialist
  • Agricultural Extension Educator
  • Extension Agent
  • Extension Educator
  • Extension Specialist
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent
  • Family Development Extension Specialist


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