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Farm Products Buyers and Purchasing Agents

Job Information

Purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers.


  • About 42 percent of purchasing managers, buyers, and purchasing agents are employed in wholesale trade or manufacturing establishments.
  • Employment is projected to grow 7 percent, which is as fast as the average.
  • Opportunities should be best for those with a college degree in engineering, business, economics, or one of the applied sciences.
  • Prospects often need continuing education or certification to advance.


Personality I'm good with people
Salary $55,860/yr ($27.93/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma