Crop Production

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OJT for Crop Production: NAICS 111

The Crop Production subsector is part of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector.

The Crop Production subsector includes the following industries:

  • Oilseed and Grain Farming
  • Vegetable and Melon Farming
  • Fruit and Tree Nut Farming
  • Greenhouse, Nursery, and Floriculture Production
  • Other Crop Farming

Subsector Context

The following chart breaks down the parent sector into its subsectors. It shows the percentage of people that these subsectors employ, relative to the entire sector, and the projected growth of these subsectors through 2026.

Largest Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in size, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-sized occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Largest Occupations in Subsector, Projected for 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse 409.2 49.2 1.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers 171.4 20.6 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Agricultural equipment operators 42.3 5.1 7.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 16.9 2.0 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 15.0 1.8 6.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks 14.9 1.8 -4.3 Some college, no degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 9.8 1.2 1.1 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 8.4 1.0 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Maintenance and repair workers, general 8.1 1.0 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Industrial truck and tractor operators 7.6 0.9 6.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

Growth Occupations

The following table shows the top 10 projected occupations, in growth, for this subsector through 2026. It also shows the educational requirements and OJT requirements for these top-growth occupations. The OJT.com training directory provides a listing of the state-by-state training providers that can fulfill your on-the-job training requirements.

Highest Growth Occupations in Subsector, Projected thru 2026

Occupation 2026 Projected Employment (in thousands) 2026 Projected Percent of Subsector Percent Employment Change (2016-2026) Education Requirements OJT Requirements
Financial managers 0.5 0.1 17.0 Bachelor’s degree None
Farm equipment mechanics and service technicians 6.3 0.8 11.7 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Logging equipment operators 1.2 0.1 11.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Agricultural equipment operators 42.3 5.1 7.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers 171.4 20.6 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 16.9 2.0 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent None
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 15.0 1.8 6.4 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
Light truck or delivery services drivers 8.4 1.0 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Maintenance and repair workers, general 8.1 1.0 6.4 High school diploma or equivalent Long-term on-the-job training
Industrial truck and tractor operators 7.6 0.9 6.4 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training

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