Alabama Department of Labor

Labor Market Information Division
SOC: 25-9021 Farm and Home Management Advisors
Advise, instruct, and assist individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to solve problems; instruct and train in product development, sales, and the utilization of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Include county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisers, home economists, and extension service advisors.
Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
OJT: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Tasks: Collaborate with producers in order to diagnose and prevent management and production problems. Conduct classes or deliver lectures on subjects such as nutrition, home management, and farming techniques. Advise farmers and demonstrate techniques in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, and financial planning. Research information requested by farmers. Prepare and distribute leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes. Collect and evaluate data in order to determine community program needs. Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given. Schedule and make regular visits to farmers. Organize, advise, and participate in community activities and organizations such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs. Collaborate with social service and health care professionals in order to advise individuals and families on home management practices such as budget planning, meal preparation, and time management. Conduct field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services. Conduct agricultural research, analyze data, and prepare research reports. Act as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groups.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $17.88   Entry $37,198.00
Mean $27.17   Mean $56,498.00
Experience $31.80 Experience $66,152.00

The data is based on the May 2017 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2018.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2016Projected Employment 2026Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
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25-9021.00 Farm and Home Management Advisors