General Manager Farming

Minimum ? Preferably BSc. in Agriculture/Forestry/Botany


The tasks a General Manager Agriculture Farm is expected to perform include: Identifying the crop best suited for the existing soil and climate

Procuring seeds and other resources required for the farm

Supervising preparation of farm for cultivation Making a business plan for the farm

Identifying risk areas and formulating policies accordingly Supervising and training workers Liaising with local authorities Managing harvesting and post-harvesting activities

Ensuring proper storage of the produce

Maintaining all the accountsandrecords

Efficient in hiring and supervising the workers

Knowledge of soil types and climatic conditions required for growing variouscrops

Familiar with nutrient management of the soil

Basic knowledge of integrated insect, pest and disease management for crop

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post-harvest management

Equipped to assimilate market information

Skilled in making business plans for farming activities

Proficient in managing big estates

Skilled in marketing and sales

Proficient in arithmetic and accounting

Ability to deal with local labourers

Ability to liaison with local dealers

Stays abreast with the latest development and technology in the field


Expertise and hands-on experience in crop cultivation and farm management

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



Ability to negotiate

Excellent team management skills Good leadership skills

Excellent co-ordinator

It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable for this profile

The candidate will supervise a team of farm managers, farm supervisors and field workers Part-time and contractual jobs may be available Local travelling may be required for the job

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed Shift system and overtime may be involved according to the farm norms Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

Health risks include exposure to pesticides, fertilisers, extreme weather conditions, dust and equipment noise Occupationalhazardsincludeback/neckpains,injurytobodyandaccidents

For candidates with experience -INR40,000 toINR80,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Agriculture Sector in India3

The Indian agriculture sector accounts for 18 per cent of India's gross domestic product (GDP) and employs just a little less than 50 per cent of the country's workforce. This sector has made considerable progress in the last few decades with its large resources of land, water and sunshine. India is presently the world's largest producer of pulses and the second largest producer of rice and wheat.

The country is also the largest producer, consumer and exporter of spices and spice products in the world and overall in farm and agricultural outputs, it is ranked second. From canned, dairy, processed, frozen food to fisheries, meat, poultry, and food grains, the Indian agro industry has plenty of areas to choose for business.

Farm owners Agriculture co-operative organisation

Job openings are in Tier III cities4