Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming and mixed farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.

Entry Reqirements

Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Typical Tasks

  • Markets and arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm or horticultural produce.
  • Plans intensity and sequence of farm or horticultural operations and orders seed, fertiliser, equipment and other supplies.
  • Decides or advises on the types of crops and/or produce to be grown or livestock raised.
  • Produces and maintains records of production, finance and breeding.
  • Determines financial, staffing and other short and long-term needs.

Desired Skills

Active Listening, Writing, Reading Comprehension, Mathematics, Speaking, Critical Thinking, Monitoring, Active Learning, Learning Strategies, Science

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