Cash Grain Farmer

Plant, cultivate, and harvest one or more grain crops for cash sale.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$29,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Cash Grain Farmers do?

Plants, cultivates, and harvests one or more grain crops, such as barley, corn, rice, soybeans, and wheat, for cash sale: Selects and buys type and amount of seed to be grown, taking into consideration local growing conditions and market demands. Operates equipment to plow, disk, harrow, and fertilize ground and to plant grain. Plans harvesting, considering ripeness and maturity of grain and weather conditions and operates grain-harvesting equipment. Sells grain or stores grain for future sale. Directs activities of workers. Hires and discharges workers. May be designated according to specific grain grown as Corn Grower; Rice Farmer; Soybean Grower; Wheat Grower.

Should I be a Cash Grain Farmer?

You should have a bachelor's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Ready for a Challenge: You jump into new projects with initiative and drive.
  • Leader: You're good at taking charge, giving directions, and inspiring other people.

  • Also known as: Cash Grain Grower, Farmer, Cash Grain

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