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How many hours in agriculture do they have to work?

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Keith’s Answer

..as the day is long. Sun up...to sun down. Ag careers are not 9-5. Knowing large-scale farmers, they work as often as the success of their crop requires. Its a lifestyle
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Christine’s Answer

If you own the business it is a 24hr/7 days a week job. If you are hired help it will depend on the season, and your job description. Milking cows is either 2 times or 3 times/day. You can have an hourly job, and if it is field work it is long days putting in crops or harvesting crops. You a jack of all trades, animals getsick, equipment breaks down or mother nature is against you. It is not a 9-5 day job for sure.
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Christine’s Answer

Agriculture is a hard job to be honest. You must love it to succeed. You do not have to have a background on a farm either! I grew up in a village. Got my AAS in Agricultural Science and my BS in Animal Science. The rewards are bigger than the monitory gains. I worked as a DHI milk tester earning $14,000 per year in 1982. After I was married, we ran the dairy farm together. I was book smart and needed to learn farm smart! We did not make enough to keep me on the farm though. So I went to nursing school and became a RN. Farming and my college background helped me graduate Magna Cum Laude. Working with livestock, breeding to improve that dairy cow, raising calves, and field work keep you busy. I miss it every day. Raising my sons on the farm was so rewarding and they have become hard working kind and loving men. You work 24/7 365 days per year. No holidays sick days, fmla, working from dawn to past dusk sometimes. It is a family business and worth every moment.
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