25-9021.00 - Farm and Home Management Educators
Instruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply 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.
- Collaborate with producers 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 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 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.
- Provide direct assistance to farmers by performing activities such as purchasing or selling products and supplies, supervising properties, and collecting soil and herbage samples for testing.
- Set and monitor production targets.
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The curriculum is designed to prepare students for full-time employment within the field of commercial horticulture as well as for those presently working who seek further knowledge and advancement.
Graduates of the program are prepared for managerial/supervisory level positions in areas which include landscape design and installation, grounds maintenance, floristry, greenhouse and nursery management, garden center operation, and sales and marketing in related industries.
Students in this program have an opportunity to gain career-related work experience through Cooperative Education or an internship in their area of emphasis.
Related Specialization: Landscape Design
This program is designed to prepare the student for full-time employment within the field of landscape design as well as assisting those who are presently working and who wish to further their knowledge and upgrade their skills.
Graduates of this degree are prepared to work in the field of landscape design, in nurseries and garden centers, and as institutional horticultural staff. Students in this degree have the opportunity to gain career-related work experience through a Coordinated Internship, Cooperative Education, or Special Studio Project in the area of design.
The curriculum is designed for individuals who are interested in a professional or scientific program and who plan to transfer to a four-year college or university to complete a baccalaureate degree with a major in one of the following fields: agriculture, biology, chemistry, pre-dentistry, forestry, geology, oceanography, pharmacy, physics, physical therapy, pre-medicine, science education, or mathematics.
Classes offer hands-on, practical experience in the particular area of study. The curriculum allows students to acquire knowledge and skills in other areas that complement their horticulture studies and furthers their career objectives.
Courses required for the Science degree are available on all four campuses.