-Farmers make managerial decisions. They decide which crops to plant or animals to raise, and what type of equipment and supplies to purchase. They must think about weather predictions, disease outbreaks that could make their plants or animals sick, farm product prices, and federal farm programs. They also adjust irrigation systems to use water efficiently, and make sure that buildings and equipment are clean and repaired.

-To work as a farmer or rancher, you must: have a high school diploma or GED; have at least an associate degree; complete coursework in an agriculture-related field; have work experience in agriculture.

-In Oregon, the number of jobs for farmers and ranchers is expected to grow faster than the average for all occupations through the year 2022.

-In Oregon, farmers earn a median wage of $69,480 per year.

Pimpin ain't easy!

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