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Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry

Agriculture and Forestry

NAICS 115 OJT ProgramsOJT for Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry: NAICS 115

The Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry subsector is part of the Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting sector.

The Support Activities for Agriculture and Forestry subsector includes the following industries:

  • Support Activities for Crop Production
  • Support Activities for Animal Production
  • Support Activities for Forestry

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 23.8 16.5 4.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers 13.6 9.4 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Animal trainers 12.5 8.7 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Nonfarm animal caretakers 7.6 5.3 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Farmworkers, farm, ranch, and aquacultural animals 5.9 4.1 4.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Graders and sorters, agricultural products 5.3 3.7 4.6 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Agricultural equipment operators 5.1 3.5 12.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Agricultural and food science technicians 4.4 3.0 10.1 Associate’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 4.3 3.0 10.1 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 4.2 2.9 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent None

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 0.2 0.2 21.2 Bachelor’s degree None
Logging equipment operators 0.9 0.7 15.7 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Agricultural equipment operators 5.1 3.5 12.2 No formal educational credential Short-term on-the-job training
Farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers 13.6 9.4 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Animal trainers 12.5 8.7 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Moderate-term on-the-job training
Nonfarm animal caretakers 7.6 5.3 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent Short-term on-the-job training
Agricultural and food science technicians 4.4 3.0 10.1 Associate’s degree Moderate-term on-the-job training
Heavy and tractor-trailer truck drivers 4.3 3.0 10.1 Postsecondary nondegree award Short-term on-the-job training
First-line supervisors of farming, fishing, and forestry workers 4.2 2.9 10.1 High school diploma or equivalent None
Accountants and auditors 2.7 1.9 10.1 Bachelor’s degree None

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