Profession mixed farmer

Mixed farmers are responsible for managing all aspects of livestock and crop production as a small enterprise or for self-sufficiency.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic
  • Realistic / Investigative
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Agricultural production principles

    Principles and conditions of organic and sustainable agricultural production.

  • Environmental legislation in agriculture and forestry

    Awareness on enviromental legislation, policies, principles relevant for agriculture and forestry. Awareness of the impact on the enviroment of local agricultural precedures and practices. Means to adjust the production to new enviromental regulations and policies.

  • Agronomical production principles

    The techniques, methods and principles of conventional agronomical production.

  • Crop production principles

    Principles in growing crops, the natural cycle, nursing of nature, growth conditions and principles of organic and sustainable production. Quality criterias and requirements of seeds, plants and crop.

  • Health and safety regulations

    Necessary health, safety, hygiene and environmental standards and legislation rules in the sector of particular activity.

  • Livestock reproduction

    Understand natural and artificial reproduction techniques, gestation periods and birthing for livestock. Understand the humane destruction of relevant animals in accordance with national legislation.

  • Livestock farming systems

    The allocation of farming ressources in relation to livestock farming and husbandry systems.

Skills

  • 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.

  • Operate agricultural machinery

    Operate motorised agricultural equipment including tractors, balers, sprayers, ploughs, mowers, combines, earthmoving equipment, trucks, and irrigation equipment.

Optional knowledge and skills

market farm products manage the health and welfare of livestock agricultural business management agritourism dairy animal production manage production enterprise manage farm products