Job Definition

  • monitoring agricultural and forestry market activity and planning production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, recording information such as farm management practices, and preparing financial and operational reports
  • conferring with buyers to arrange for the sale of crops and livestock
  • contracting with farmers or independent owners for production of crops and livestock, or for management of production
  • planning the type, intensity and sequence of farm operations (eg determining the best times for planting, spraying and harvesting)
  • analysing soil to determine types and quantities of fertilizer required for maximum production
  • purchasing machinery, equipment, and supplies such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals
  • identifying and controlling agricultural and forest environmental toxins, weeds, pests and diseases
  • organizing farming operations such as maintaining buildings, water supply systems and equipment
  • directing and coordinating activities such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, and grading
  • inspecting plantations and fields to determine maturity dates of crops, or to estimate potential crop damage from weather
  • overseeing the selection, training and performance of agricultural and forestry workers and contractors

    Educational level

    • Semi-skilled