1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Tobacco Grower
      Tobacco Farm Manager

Plans, directs, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow tobacco.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is 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 Include:
  • plans and manages the production and marketing of tobacco from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors
  • selects and purchases seeds for planting and transplants seedlings into paddocks using tractor-drawn planters
  • harvests tobacco using agricultural equipment and places harvested tobacco leaves in racks for curing in a bulk curing barn
  • controls temperature, moisture and air movement through the tobacco leaves during curing
  • directs and oversees general farming activities such as baling tobacco in accordance with grade schedules, fertilising, pest and weed control
  • maintains farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems
  • organises the sale, purchase and transportation of produce
  • maintains and evaluates records of farming activities, monitors market activity and plans crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • manages business capital, including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management
  • may select, train and supervise staff and contractors

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