1311-Agricultural and forestry production managers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Agricultural and forestry production managers
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Job Description: 
Agricultural and forestry production managers plan, direct, and coordinate production in large scale agricultural, horticultural and forestry operations such as plantations, large ranches, collective farms and agricultural co-operatives to grow and harvest crops, and breed and raise livestock.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) monitoring agricultural and forestry market activity and planning production to meet contract requirements and market demand
  • (b) establishing and managing budgets, monitoring production output and costs, recording information such as farm management practices, and preparing financial and operational reports
  • (c) conferring with buyers to arrange for the sale of crops and livestock
  • (d) contracting with farmers or independent owners for production of crops and livestock, or for management of production
  • (e) planning the type, intensity and sequence of farm operations (e.g. determining the best times for planting, spraying and harvesting)
  • (f) analysing soil to determine types and quantities of fertilizer required for maximum production
  • (g) purchasing machinery, equipment, and supplies such as tractors, seed, fertilizer, and chemicals
  • (h) identifying and controlling agricultural and forest environmental toxins, weeds, pests and diseases
  • (i) organizing farming operations such as maintaining buildings, water supply systems and equipment
  • (j) directing and coordinating activities such as planting, irrigation, chemical application, harvesting, and grading
  • (k) inspecting plantations and fields to determine maturity dates of crops, or to estimate potential crop damage from weather
  • (l) overseeing the selection, training and performance of agricultural and forestry workers and contractors.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Forestry manager
- Plantation manager

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