MINOR GROUP 131
FARMERS AND FARM MANAGERS
FARMERS AND FARM MANAGERS plan, direct, coordinate and perform farming activities in agricultural establishments to obtain maximum production from the land considering factors such as environmental conditions, health of stock and crops, and market activity.
Most occupations in this minor group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification or at least 5 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.
Tasks performed by Farmers and Farm Managers typically include breeding and raising livestock, planning and managing crop production and maintaining hatcheries to produce aquatic stock; monitoring and maintaining the health of stock, maintaining optimal feeding and growing conditions; identifying and controlling environmental toxins, weeds, pests and diseases; organising and conducting farming operations such as maintaining buildings, water supply systems and equipment, collecting, storing, grading and packaging of produce; managing business capital, maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production to meet contract requirements or market demand.
Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups: