Farm Product Purchasing Agent

Code: 13-1021.00

Also known as: Buyer, Grain Buyer, Grain Merchandiser, Grain Origination Specialist, Purchasing Agent, Tobacco Buyer

Description: Typically, the milk and bread you buy from a grocery store doesn't come straight to you from a farm. Instead, a company acquires goods from a farm and then resells the processed or packaged item to your local grocery store. Farm Product Purchasing Agents liaise with farms and ranches on behalf of food wholesalers to acquire agricultural goods, such as crops and livestock. These goods are later processed and resold to end consumers.Most Farm Product Purchasing Agents have at least a Bachelor's degree.

Farm Product Purchasing Agent

Typical wages

10% $39,810
25% $50,840
Median $66,690
75% $88,600
90% $112,170
10% $19.14
25% $24.44
Median $32.06
75% $42.6
90% $53.93

Projected employment

Estimated Employment
(2019 year)
Projected Employment
(2029 year)
Percent Change +0 %
Projected Annual Job Openings 36,000