Profession farm manager

Farm managers plan and organise the daily operations, resourcing and business management of animal producing farms.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Environmental policy

    Local, national and international policies dealing with the promotion of environmental sustainability and the development of projects which reduce negative environmental impact and improve the state of the environment.

  • Pollution prevention

    The processes used to prevent pollution: precautions to pollution of the environment, procedures to counter pollution and associated equipment, and possible measures to protect the environment.

  • Agricultural business management

    Understand business principles behind agricultural production and the marketing of its products.

  • Agronomical production principles

    The techniques, methods and principles of conventional agronomical production.

Skills

  • Assess the necessity of new farming technologies

    Evaluate the development of new technologies and ideas and make decisions as to their use and appropriateness to a given farming situation.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Manage farm supplies

    Manage farm supplies by taking care of the purchase and storing procedures. Select and purchase supplies and equipment such as seeds, livestock feed, fertilisers and farm machinery.

  • Manage farm products

    Manage the farm products by making contracts with customers and business partners to ensure the optimal production, taking into account the farms production plans and purpose.

  • Supervise hygiene procedures in agricultural settings

    Ensure that hygiene procedures in agricultural settings are followed, taking into account the regulations of specific areas of action e.q. livestock, plants, local farm products, etc.

  • Negotiate loan agreements

    Negotiate with banking professionals or other parties functioning as lenders in order to negotiate the interest rates and other aspects of the loan contract in order to obtain the most beneficial agreement for the borrower.

  • Operate farm equipment

    Supervise the smooth running of farm equipment which can include high pressure cleaning equipment, heating or air conditioning and monitor the temperature of premises. Make sure tractors and other vehicles are running smoothly. Interpret instructions given by computer programs and report simple operations.

  • Market farm products

    Market the products of the farm. Make sure that the product is ready for marketing and introduce the products to customers by using appropriate marketing methods.

  • Manage production enterprise

    Organise and instruct staff, plan production strategies and programmes including sales. Carry out input purchase orders, materials, equipment and manage stocks etc. Awareness of demands of the businesses customers and adjustments accordingly to plans and strategies. Estimate resources and control budget of enterprise applying business economics, production development and project management principles.

  • Present the farm facilities

    Perform customer adapted presentations of the farm organization and farm processes taking under consideration the farm sustainability and local environment.

Optional knowledge and skills

report pollution incidents manage mechanically controlled livestock production environments implement sales strategies manage plans for the utilisation of organic by-products manage plans for the storage of organic by-products handling chemical products for soil and plants pest control in plants livestock species maintain farm equipment use a computer manage the health and welfare of livestock manage livestock maintain plant soil nutrition maintain plant health train employees create soil and plant improvement programmes estimate harvest costs implement marketing strategies livestock plant disease control create crop protection plans monitor forage grazing plans

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