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Occupation Description:
  Manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts, horticultural specialties, and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; or cleaning, grading, sorting, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities. Excludes “Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products" (45-2041) and “Forest, Conservation, and Logging Workers" (45-4011 through 45-4029).
  Specialized Occupations:
  * Nursery Workers (ONET code: 45-2092.01)
  * Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop (ONET code: 45-2092.02)
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  Search for Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Jobs
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Education & Training:
  Short-term on-the-job training (short demonstration up to one month)
Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $29,102.00 $13.99 $14.77 $11.05 - $17.31
Bridgeport/Stamford $26,413.00 $12.70 $14.07 $11.17 - $16.17
Danbury $33,974.00 $16.34 $15.97 $11.42 - $18.45
Hartford $24,075.00 $11.58 $13.60 $10.59 - $16.21
New Haven $28,803.00 $13.85 $14.72 $10.60 - $17.44
New London/Norwich $25,228.00 $12.12 $12.97 $11.08 - $13.87
Waterbury $28,484.00 $13.69 $13.99 $11.54 - $15.03
Torrington $31,955.00 $15.36 $16.81 $12.36 - $17.88
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Occupation Outlook:
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 2,470 2,610 0.5% 395
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow about as fast as average, and the number of annual openings will offer very good job opportunities.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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