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Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers

Typical job duties performed with this occupation include:

Task Duties
Change processes such as drying, grading, storing, or shipping to improve efficiency or profitability.
Determine types or quantities of crops or livestock to be raised, according to factors such as market conditions, federal programs or incentives, or soil conditions.
Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting.
Direct the breeding or raising of stock, such as cattle, poultry, or honeybees, using recognized breeding practices to ensure stock improvement.
Evaluate marketing or sales alternatives for farm or ranch products.
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*Note: Not all occupations will have a full list of Task Duties or associated programs

Training for this occupational program or those in a similar family of programs can be located at the following public postsecondary institutions in the State of Kansas. Please check with a program advisor at the postsecondary institution for more information on the particular focus of each program listed. Programs nearest the local area appear first. Click on the program to find more information.

INSTITUTION NAME PROGRAM TITLE AWARDS HOURS
Fort Hays State University AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS Bachelor Degree - BS 124
Fort Hays State University AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS Bachelor Degree - BS 124
Barton Community College AGRICULTURE BUSINESS MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 64
Barton Community College BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 23
Barton Community College CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION Associate Degree - AAS 65
Barton Community College CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 33
Barton Community College CROP PROTECTION APPLICATION Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 25
Barton Community College BEEF CATTLE PRODUCTION One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 37
Dodge City Community College AGRONOMY Associate Degree - AAS 61
Dodge City Community College AG PRODUCTION/FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 63
Dodge City Community College AG PRODUCTION/FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 31
Pratt Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 64
Pratt Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 64
Pratt Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 32
Pratt Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT CERTIFICATE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 34
Hutchinson Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 64
Colby Community College FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 64
Colby Community College FEEDLOT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 30
Colby Community College HORSE PRODUCTION & MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 62
Colby Community College BEEF MANAGEMENT Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 25
Cloud County Community College AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION AND SERVICES Associate Degree - AAS 62
Cloud County Community College EQUINE MANAGEMENT CERT. One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 34
Cloud County Community College PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 30
Cloud County Community College AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION AND SERVICES Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 16
Cloud County Community College PRECISION AGRICULTURE PRODUCTION Associate Degree - AAS 62
Cloud County Community College EQUINE MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 63
Cloud County Community College PRECISION AGRICULTURE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 30
Garden City Community College AGRIBUSINESS SPECIALIST - AGRONOMY One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 32
Garden City Community College AGRIBUSINESS SPECIALIST - LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 32
Garden City Community College AGRIBUSINESS SPECIALIST Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 17
Garden City Community College PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE Associate Degree - AAS 64
Garden City Community College PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE Associate Degree - AS 64
Northwest Kansas Technical College PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY Associate Degree - AAS 68
Northwest Kansas Technical College PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 17
Northwest Kansas Technical College PRECISION AGRICULTURE TECHNOLOGY One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 35
Kansas State University BEEF CATTLE RANCH MANAGEMENT Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 19
Kansas State University HORTICULTURE Bachelor Degree - BS 126
Kansas State University AGRONOMY Bachelor Degree - BS 127
Kansas State University AGRICULTURAL BUSINESS Bachelor Degree - BS 127
Kansas State University MEAT SCIENCE Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 20
Kansas State University BEEF CATTLE FEEDLOT MANAGEMENT Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 12
Kansas State University ANIMAL SCIENCES Bachelor Degree - BS 126
Kansas State University EQUINE SCIENCE Postsecondary award/certificate/diploma(< 1 academic year) - CERT 20
Butler Community College FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 62
Butler Community College LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT & MERCHANDISING Associate Degree - AAS 62
Butler Community College LIVESTOCK MANAGEMENT & MERCHANDISING One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 31
Seward County Community College AGRICULTURE Associate Degree - AAS 64
Seward County Community College AGRICULTURE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 27
Allen Community College FARM & RANCH MANAGEMENT PRODUCTION Associate Degree - AAS 60
Allen Community College LIVESTOCK MARKETING AND MANAGEMENT One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 33
Highland Community College PRECISION AGRICULTURE One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 34
Highland Community College PRECISION AGRICULTURE Associate Degree - AAS 65
Highland Community College AGRIBUSINESS Associate Degree - AAS 63
Highland Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT GENERAL Associate Degree - AAS 63
Highland Community College PRECISION AGRICULTURE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 19
Johnson County Community College HORTICULTURE SCIENCES One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 31
Johnson County Community College HORTICULTURE SCIENCES Associate Degree - AAS 63
Johnson County Community College SUSTAINABLE AGRICULTURE Less Than One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 27
Fort Scott Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT One-year Technical Certificate - CERT 38
Fort Scott Community College FARM AND RANCH MANAGEMENT Associate Degree - AAS 62