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Horse Ranch Managment (SOC CODE: 11-9013.02)

Job Description Overview

Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.

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Sample Job Duties

  • Operate or oversee the operations of dairy farms that produce bulk milk.
  • Inspect orchards or fields to determine crop maturity or condition or to detect disease or insect infestation.
  • Direct crop production operations, such as planning, tilling, planting, fertilizing, cultivating, spraying, or harvesting.
  • Monitor activities such as irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, milking, breeding, or grading to ensure adherence to safety regulations or standards.
  • Plan crop activities based on factors such as crop maturity or weather conditions.
  • Maintain financial, operational, production, or employment records for farms or ranches.
  • Obtain financing necessary for purchases of machinery, land, supplies, or livestock.
  • Direct the breeding or raising of stock, such as cattle, poultry, or honeybees, using recognized breeding practices to ensure stock improvement.
  • Inspect farm or ranch equipment to ensure proper functioning.
  • Buy or sell futures contracts or price farm products in advance of future sales to minimize risk or maximize profits.

    What Classes Do I Need to Take?

    • Horse Ranch Managment

      This certificate program is designed to give students basic skills on horse ranches and agriculture sales and services.

      Review Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs) for this program.

      Required Courses

      Course Prefix Course Name Units
      VOC AGN02
      Animal Nutrition
      VOC AGN94
      Animal Breeding
      VOC AGL16
      Horse Production and Management
      VOC AGL18
      Horse Ranch Management
      VOC AGL19
      Horse Hoof Care
      VOC AGL96
      Animal Sanitation and Disease Control
      VOC AGL97
      Artificial Insemination of Livestock
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