Agriculture hauj lwm

Learn about agriculture and different kinds of agriculture jobs. Read about the different career paths you can take in agriculture. Nrhiav seb yog dab tsi kev kawm uas koj xav tau thiab qhov twg los pib koj txoj hauj lwm nrhiav.

agriculture jobs - refugee farmer in Vermont
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Agriculture jobs include all kinds of farm work. Farm workers grow crops, raise animals, and turn farm produce into food. Cov neeg tawg rog, neeg txawv teb chaws, and migrants all help to produce the nation’s food.

Maybe you have a farming background and want to work on a farm. Perhaps you would like to train in an agriculture career. Read about different kinds of agriculture jobs and how to get started.

Which agriculture job?

  • Small farmer – many small farms produce organic or specialist foods. Starting your own farm in the United States requires a lot of work and investment.
  • Farm worker – farm workers on large farms work either with animals or with crops.
  • Meat packer ­– work slaughtering animals and packing meat in a factory-like environment. More likely to offer health insurance than other agricultural jobs. Many meat-packing plants employ refugees.
  • Seasonal worker – seasonal workers are often migrants who travel around the United following the crop harvests and planting seasons. They harvest, plant, weed, dej, pack and load these crops. Most seasonal workers are undocumented and working conditions are poor.
  • Inner-city projects – there are many volunteer opportunities and some paid positions on city farms and community gardens.
  • Farm machinery operator ­– operators of large equipment on farms need more training and certification, but they are in demand and often better paid than other farm workers.
  • Government inspector ­– agricultural inspectors make sure food crops and animals are raised properly and follow health, safety and environmental regulations.
  • Farm manager or agricultural supervisor – managers supervise farm laborers, especially migrant workers who travel from farm to farm.
  • Agribusiness – careers in the business side of agriculture, including sales and other support industries, are growing. These jobs offer more management positions.
  • Scientists – agricultural science includes soil science and plant genetics.

Are agriculture jobs right for me?

Agriculture is hard physical work. Farm workers and people working with animals need to be strong. Many agricultural jobs also use machinery, so it is a good job for someone who works well with machines. If you want to work outside, agriculture jobs will suit you. But farm work is dangerous, and you need to be alert around machines, chemicals and animals. If you are able to take on responsibilities, then being a farm manager or supervisor may be a good fit for you. Speaking two languages is a great asset for a manager of farm workers.

Qhov twg ua kuv pib?

Agriculture jobs are a big part of the economy in California, Texas, and some mid-western and southern states. The dairy, fruit, vegetable and meat industries always need farm workers. They do not usually ask for experience or a high school education. The farmer or farm manager will train you. But these jobs are not well paid. According to the US Department of Agriculture, more than half of all farm workers are undocumented.

Skills and training

Other agriculture careers may require education and some training. Government jobs, such as agricultural inspector, require citizenship. If you want to prepare for citizenship, you can take our free online pej xeem hauv chav kawm ntawv.

Find agricultural classes near you

Community colleges in areas with lots of farms offer classes in agriculture. They offer two-year associate’s degrees. You can get an associate’s degree in animal science, agricultural science or biology. To work in agribusiness, or if you want to start a farm enterprise, you may also need business skills. There are many business courses at community colleges. Nrhiav ib lub zej zog kawm ntawv qib siab nyob ze koj.

kawm online

You can take some online courses from the Cornell University Small Farms Program los yog watch safety videos from U.S. Agricultural Safety and Health Centers.

Farming programs for New Americans

Many refugees and immigrants come to America with knowledge of farming. Across the USA, you can find programs that support, train or employ refugee farmers. Here are some of them:

Watch a video about a refugee farming program in Vermont

Yuav ua li cas yog hais tias kuv twb tsim nyog nyob rau hauv lwm lub teb chaws?

If you have a qualification or a degree from another country, Upwardly ntiaj teb no pab ua hauj lwm-kev tso cai cov neeg tsiv teb, cov neeg tawg rog, asylees, thiab visa tuav tseg pib dua lawv cov kev ua hauj lwm nyob rau hauv lub tebchaws United States.

Yuav ua li cas lwm tus ua kuv xav tau?

Pib koj txoj hauj lwm nrhiav

  • Use a job center: Tsoom fwv ua hauj lwm cov chaw zov me yog free. Lawv muaj tswv yim thiab kom ib daim ntawv teev ntawm lub zos cov hauj lwm. Lawv pab nrog resumes thiab txoj hauj lwm daim ntawv sau npe. Lawv muaj peev xwm txuas koj mus kawm ua hauj lwm thiab kev kawm ntawv. Nrhiav koj nyob ze hauj lwm qhov chaw.
  • Nrhiav hauv internet: Aghires is a website for that lists agriculture jobs.

Tsom teeb:Meet Morris Gbolo, owner of World Crops Farm in New Jersey

Nyob rau hauv 2002, Morris Gbolo moved to southern New Jersey as a refugee from Liberia. Niaj hnub no, he is back doing what he loves – farming his favorite vegetable crops from his native land.

Watch a video about Morris Gbolo

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Pib koj txoj hauj lwm nrhiav

Kawm tau li cas mus nrhiav tau ib txoj hauj lwm thiab ua ib tug yawm resume.

Nrhiav txoj hauj lwm pab tam sim no