A Farm Manager oversees the general running of a farm to make sure everything is operating effectively and profitably. The Farm Manager will not only supervise other workers on the farm, you’ll also look after the business side of things. Farm Managers need to plan ahead and make decisions about all aspects of farming: when to plant and harvest, how to manage weather conditions and how to get the best product to sell at market. They also make sure the farm follows correct procedures and meets all industry regulations.
Being a Farm Manager is hard work with long days and plenty of physical labour. You’ll be in a farm supervisor role, so good leadership skills are essential. You’ll also need to be good at administrative tasks and be able use computers and other office technology. A Farm Manager still need to be hands on though, so you’ll be spending a lot of time outdoors getting your hands dirty.
There are 9 courses available for people who want to become a Farm Manager.