An Agricultural Manager coordinates the everyday operations at a farm, nursery or other agricultural production. You’ll be involved in planning the general running of the production from planting to harvesting and sale of your product at market. You may have to supervise other workers and organise duties like fertilising and irrigation. An Agricultural Manager needs to keep a close eye on market conditions and monitor things like weather and stock levels. You’ll also be involved in the financial side of running an agricultural endeavour so you’ll have to manage budgets and make sure you’re generating a profit.
An Agricultural Manager will usually be managing several activities at once so you’ll need to be organised. You’ll need to be a strong leader and be able to think ahead. You’ll have a lot of administrative tasks to do, but Agricultural Managers also spend a lot of time outdoors. You’ll be working long days in a range of weather conditions and will need to be capable of various manual labour tasks.
There are 4 courses available for people who want to become an Agricultural Manager.