Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse:

Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $24,160.00
Average Time to Fill 51 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 14,335
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 2.29 %

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Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Plant trees or other landscape plants
Prepare land for agricultural use
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Transplant plants and crops
Irrigate lawns, trees, plants, or crops
Plant agricultural crops
Build agricultural structures
Install structures such as fences, markers, or guard rails
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Cut brush for removal or trimming
Cut trees or logs
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment
Fell trees for timber or land clearing
Stack containers, materials, or products
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Capture or kill animals
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Groom animals for beautification or health
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals

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