FARM MANAGER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable
  • Job type:
    Full-Time
  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Distribution, Engineering, Manufacturing
  • Deadline:
    February 22, 2023

Overview

We are looking for a farm manager that will be  responsible for overseeing all aspects of a farm’s operations. He/She will be involved in everything from planting and harvesting crops to caring for livestock, purchasing supplies, and managing employees

Responsibilities

As a farm manager, you’ll need to:

  • plan finances and production to maintain farm progress against budget parameters
  • undertake practical activities, such as driving tractors, operating machinery, feeding livestock or spraying fields
  • market the farm’s products
  • buy supplies, such as fertiliser and seeds
  • arrange the maintenance and repair of farm buildings, machinery and equipment
  • plan activities for trainee staff, mentoring and monitoring them
  • maintain and monitor the quality of yield, whether livestock or crops
  • understand the implications of the weather and make contingency plans
  • make sure products are ready for deadlines, such as auctions and markets
  • ensure that farm activities comply with government regulations
  • monitor animal health and welfare, including liaising with vets
  • maintain knowledge of pests and diseases and an understanding of how they spread and how to treat them
  • apply health and safety standards across the farm estate
  • protect the environment and maintaining biodiversity
  • keep financial records up to date
  • apply for funding – if appropriate.

Qualifications

BA in

  • agricultural engineering
  • crop management
  • farm business management
  • horticulture
  • land/estate management.

Skills

You’ll need to show evidence of the following:

  • a knowledge of food production and an awareness of customer demand, food standards and sustainability
  • organisational and time-management skills
  • the ability to work under pressure
  • supervisory skills and management ability
  • numerical aptitude
  • willingness to be outside in all weathers and patience to undertake all sorts of practical, sometimes repetitive jobs
  • a full driving licence
  • self-motivation, with the ability to motivate others
  • larger-scale business awareness
  • marketing skills
  • negotiation skills
  • genuine commitment to farming
  • IT skills
  • good technical knowledge
  • a good understanding of modern farming methods
  • a commitment to animal welfare
  • an understanding of the ways in which farming impacts the environment.

 

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