Farm Manager

Organize, plan, and supervise activities on farms.

What does a Farm Manager do?

Farm managers are responsible for the day-to-day work and long-term management of farms. Whether you work on a livestock farm or a crop production farm, you will have to set budgets, plan production, and ensure compliance with government regulations. Buying supplies and selling produce, which requires business acumen and marketing skills, are also part of your responsibilities. You will also have to keep records of your finances and livestock or crops. To help you run the farm, you’ll need helping hands, so you will be responsible for hiring, training, and supervising staff. You might also be required to participate in practical work, like driving tractors, handling machinery, or harvesting crops.

A qualification in agriculture or practical farming experience is typically required, as you could be dealing with animal health, implications of the weather on crops, and land management. A driver’s license is a must, as are physical strength and stamina for outdoor work and long work hours depending on the time of year.