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Education And Training

Growing up on a farm is a good start, but it is not necessary. You also can get valuable experience by joining a 4-H Club or the National FFA Organization (once known as Future Farmers of America). In high school, take courses in biology and the earth sciences, mathematics, and communications. If possible, attend a vocational school and take agriculture courses.

After high school, training at a two-year technical or business college is usually necessary. You can take courses while working on a farm or at a company involved in crop production. Farm crop production technicians are not required to be licensed or certified. However, if you want to grade or inspect crops for the local, state or federal government, you have to pass an examination.

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