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Business Owner

Career Description 

Business owners are entrepreneurs who have made the decision to commit their knowledge, passion, and leadership skills to build a local, regional, or national enterprise. While there are tremendous personal and financial rewards in owning a business, there is also an incredible amount of work and many challenges that business owners experience. These leaders must have a working familiarity with all aspects of the industry – from project administration and environmental stewardship to sales and HR to business management. Ownership is an excellent option for those who can draw upon lessons they have learned over time and want to commit themselves to the industry long term.  

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Business Owner Essentials

$60,000 - $186,000*

Typical Benefits*

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental
  • Paid vacation time 

Many business owners are entrepreneurs who founded their companies and who have earned a degree in agricultural business or an MBA

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*Median salaries and benefits should be used as a guide. Actual compensation is influenced by location, type of business, employee’s experience, etc. and benefits vary among employers.

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Glenn Jacobsen, Business Owner

Being a business owner can be an incredible challenge — as well as rewarding, fulfilling and profitable, says Glenn. It's a challenge he has been enjoying for the past 40 years, and has been honored to work with a truly outstanding group of people.

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