Research Agricultural Opportunities in Idaho

Idaho is famous worldwide for its agricultural contributions. Idaho’s top five agricultural products are dairy products, cattle and calves, potatoes, wheat, and hay.

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"For us it's about showing up on time, a good attitude and a willingness to do whatever tasks are assigned."

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Agriculture Industry

Agricultural Equipment Operators

Typical Salary: $32,910

Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

Required Training:
No Formal Education Needed

Agriculture Industry

Agricultural & Food Science Technicians

Typical Salary: $38,510

Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

Required Training:
Associate Degree

Agriculture Industry

Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse

Typical Salary: $24,340

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. Excludes "Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041) and "Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).

Required Training:
No Formal Education Needed

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