Main Topic: Physical Geography
Secondary Topic: Places and Regions
Overview: A farmer’s job is to plant, cultivate, perform post-harvest duties, overseeing livestock, and supervising farmhands and laborers depending on the farm type. A geographer would make an excellent farmer due to their knowledge of soils and erosion, crop knowledge, and water conservation. A farmer with a background in geography will also recognize their farm’s wider impact on the environment and the ecology of the local area. Those most interested in this work likely have an interest in the intersection of agriculture and physical geography.
Geographers at work: Physical Geographers
Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Regional Geography, Water Management, Environmental Management
Skills: Special crop knowledge, transportation to markets, soil, water, demand, pesticide use, hydrology, soil types and erosion, weather and meteorology
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Written by Kaleigh Shuler