Farm and Home Management Advisors
SOC: 25-9021.00


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; and instruct and train in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.

National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.

Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
10,800 employed

Projected (2024):
11,900 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

Alternate Titles:

  • 4-H Youth Development Specialist
  • Agricultural Agent
  • Agricultural Extension Agent
  • Agricultural Extension Educator
  • Agriculture Consultant
  • Agriculture Extension Specialist
  • Cooperative Extension Agent
  • County Agent
  • County Agricultural Agent
  • County Demonstrator
  • County Extension Agent
  • County Home Demonstration Agent
  • County Home Demonstrator
  • Demonstrator
  • District Extension Service Agent
  • Energy Audit Advisor
  • Extension Agent
  • Extension Educator
  • Extension Service Advisor
  • Extension Service Specialist
  • Extension Service Supervisor
  • Extension Specialist
  • Extension Worker
  • Family and Consumer Sciences Extension Agent
  • Family Development Extension Specialist
  • Family Resource Management Extension Specialist
  • Family Resource Management Specialist
  • Farm Adviser
  • Farm Agent
  • Farm Consultant
  • Farm Demonstrator
  • Farm Management Adviser
  • Farm Management Supervisor
  • Farm Service Adviser
  • Farm Service Consultant
  • Feed Adviser
  • Feed and Farm Management Adviser
  • Feed Management Advisor
  • Four-H Agent
  • Four-H Club Agent
  • Future Farmers of America Advisor (FFA Advisor)
  • Home Advisor
  • Home Agent
  • Home Demonstration Agent
  • Home Economics Expert
  • Home Economics Extension Worker
  • Home Improvement Advisor
  • Home Management Supervisor
  • Home Service Advisor
  • Home Service Consultant
  • Home Service Director
  • Home Supervisor
  • Marine Extension Agent
  • Natural Resources Extension Educator
  • Resource Management Specialist

  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed


    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.


    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).

    Job Training:

    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.

    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation

  • Tasks:

  • 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.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Desktop computers
  • Digital cameras
  • Laptop computers
  • Overhead display projectors
  • Personal computers
  • Personal digital assistants PDA
  • Data entry software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Image editing software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Internet Explorer
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Web browser software

  • education training and library

    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000