Plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of grape production. May hire, train, and 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, and financial and marketing activities.

Educational Requirements

for Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
The typical entry level education for this occupation is a high school diploma or equivalent. Those with a bachelor’s degree have a competitive advantage in the labor market.


Examples of the knowledge needed for success in this occupation is listed below, in order of importance.
  • Administration and Management: Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Production and Processing: Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
  • Personnel and Human Resources: Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems.
  • Sales and Marketing: Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Biology: Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.


Examples of the skills needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Management of Personnel Resources: Selecting and managing the best workers for a job.
  • Speaking: Talking to others.
  • Coordination: Changing what is done based on other people’s actions.
  • Monitoring: Keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements.
  • Active Listening: Listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions.


Examples of the abilities needed for success in this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Oral Expression: Communicating by speaking.
  • Oral Comprehension: Listening and understanding what people say.
  • Problem Sensitivity: Noticing when problems happen.
  • Written Expression: Communicating by writing.
  • Category Flexibility: Grouping things in different ways.

Detailed Work Activities

Examples of the detailed work activities involved with this occupation are listed below, in order of importance.
  • Develop organizational policies or programs.
  • Compile operational data.
  • Monitor facilities or operational systems.
  • Prepare staff schedules or work assignments.
  • Supervise employees.