What does a farm manager do?
Farm managers deal with the day-to-day running of a farm, including staffing, planning and production. As a farm manager you could be working with livestock, crops, or a mixture of both. A farm manager needs to be highly informed about their area of farming, as well as having good communication and management skills.
What do I need to do to become a farm manager?
While not essential, most farm managers have a qualification in agriculture or land management. Practical farming experience is essential. You will also usually need a driving licence.To take an HND or degree in agriculture you will require four/five GCSEs at grade C or above (or equivalent) and a relevant level 3 course. You may also be able to progress through an advanced apprenticeship. Check exact requirements with universities.
Vocational routeRelevant level 3 course
- Driving licence
- Practical farming experience
- Foundation degree in land management
- Level 3 qualification in agriculture
- HND and degree in agriculture or land management