• Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Farmworkers and Laborers
  • Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
  • Crop, nursery, and greenhouse farmworkers and laborers maintain the quality of crops by operating machinery and doing physical labor under the supervision of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.

What do they typically do

  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps
  • Operate tractors and other machinery and equipment to fertilize, cultivate, harvest, and spray fields and plants
  • Plant, spray, weed, fertilize, and water plants, shrubs, and trees, using hand tools and gardening tools
  • Move shrubs, plants, and trees with wheelbarrows or tractors
  • Dig, cut, and transplant seedlings, cuttings, trees, and shrubs
  • Harvest plants, and transplant or pot and label them
  • Repair and maintain farm vehicles, implements, and mechanical equipment

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.3%
Job Opening 1,059

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Some may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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