Dictionary, Census of Population, 2016
Farm operator

Release date: May 3, 2017


Refers to those persons responsible for the management decisions in operating an agricultural operation. These can be owners, tenants or hired managers of the agricultural operation, including those responsible for management decisions pertinent to particular aspects of the farm—planting, harvesting, raising animals, marketing and sales, and making capital purchases and other financial decisions. Not included are accountants, lawyers, veterinarians, crop advisors, herbicide consultants, and others who make recommendations affecting the agricultural operation but are not ultimately responsible for management decisions.

Statistical unit(s)

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Reported in

2016, 2011, 2006, 2001, 1996, 1991, 1986,Note 1 1981,Note 1 1976,Note 1 1971,Note 1 1966,Note 1 1961Note 1

Reported for

Total population

Question number(s)

Derived variable: Step 2 of Form 6, Census of Agriculture questionnaire


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