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Job Description

A Farm Manager will be responsible for the day to day running of the farm, they will have a variety of responsibilities including raising animals, tending to crops, planning strategies for maximum yield, working machinery, organising farm administration and managing farm workers

Entry Requirements

There are no set requirements. You’ll need practical farming experience, gained by working as a supervisor, dairy or arable unit manager, or assistant manager.

Most farm managers have a qualification in agriculture, like a foundation degree, HND or degree in a subject like agriculture or farm business management.

Career Path and Progression

With experience, you could move into other areas, like agricultural advisory work for government bodies, consultancy or teaching.

Related careers you may be interested in:

  • Agricultural contractor
  • Agricultural inspector
  • Farm secretary
  • Farm worker
  • Fish farmer

National Government Policy states that all students should have achieved at least a Grade 4 or C Grade in English & Maths at GCSE.  Achieving this minimum grade in these subjects will increase the opportunities open to you, support your future career development and prospects.

Students who do not meet this standard will be supported to continue to study English and Maths through full-time education or an Apprenticeship.

Required Skills

  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Good time management and people management skills
  • Commercial awareness
  • Good IT skills
  • The ability to work under pressure
  • Physically fit
  • The willingness to be outside in all types of weather

Starting Salary

£18,000 to £30,000

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