Managers and Proprietors in Agriculture and Horticulture

Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming and mixed farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.


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Available jobs

In the past year there were 39,403 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Markets and arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm or horticultural produce.

  • Plans intensity and sequence of farm or horticultural operations and orders seed, fertiliser, equipment and other supplies.

  • Decides or advises on the types of crops and/or produce to be grown or livestock raised.

  • Produces and maintains records of production, finance and breeding.

  • Determines financial, staffing and other short and long-term needs.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Horticulture

  • Landscaping

  • Sales Prospecting

  • Sales Management

  • Mowing

  • Machinery

  • Weed Control

  • Gardening

  • Construction

  • Pesticide Safety

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Communication

  • Management

  • English Language

  • Customer Service

  • Mathematics

  • Teamwork

  • Detail Oriented

  • First Aid

  • Sales

  • Organizational Skills

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.