Farm Owner

Description


Career Path

  •   Farm Worker
  •   Farm Manager
  •   Farm Owner

Main Activity

  • Prepare or assist with preparation of annual forecasts, budgets and other business plans

  • Recruit, supervise and ensure the ongoing training of farm staff

  • Maintain production and other farm records including the estimated operating costs, ordering of farm inputs, marketing of produce and monitoring of animal health and feeding requirements

  • Control costs of production in line with budget expectation

  • Produce crops and/or livestock to achieve volume, quality and cost objectives

  • Clean and maintain buildings, sheds, equipment and facilities to ensure health standards and high quality of produce

  • Ensure safe and effective handling of equipment

  • Undertake activities to minimise environmental degradation. Monitor environmental effects of farming activities and repair existing damage

  • Plan and organise marketing and sale of produce to achieve high returns

  • Select crop types and determine area to be sown

  • Conduct a wide range of farming operations including cultivation, sowing, spraying and harvesting

  • Care and raise livestock for the production of meat, wool, milk and other animal products

  • Ensure good animal health is maintained through provision of adequate quality and quantity of pasture and other feed

  • Organise and conduct general farm activities including livestock control, pest management, shearing, milking and mating

Skills

  •   Planning Skill
  •   Problem-solving skills
  •   Computer Skills
  •   Communication skills
  •   Mechanical Skills
  •   Management Skill
  •   Organizational skills