Field Supervisor, Farm Supervisor

Minimum ? Preferably Bachelor?s degree in any stream or diploma in Agriculture

Not required

The tasks a Farm Overseer, Crop Production is expected to perform include:

Supervising operations in connection with growing, harvesting and marketing of agricultural produce, fruits, etc.

Monitoring maintenance of machinery, implements and live-stock under directions of manager

Assisting manager in examining soil, irrigational facilities, marketing, etc. in determining type of fruit or crop to be grown

Assisting the manager in selection and purchase of seed,fertilizers and equipment

Supervising operations of ploughing,manure application,sowing, watering, weeding and hoeing

Supervising activities like making of channels for irrigation, preparing manure, grafting and budding of plants, harvesting, threshing, winnowing, etc.

Supervising bagging, storing and transporting of the produce to the market

Controlling field staff on the farm

Assisting the manager in preparation of cost and production statement, payment of wages, etc.

Knowledge of maintaining records of cost, sale and other accounts

Basic knowledge of conducting research and organizing demonstrations regarding plantation of various crops

Basic knowledge of arithmetic and accounting

Efficient in hiring and supervising workers

Knowledge of soil types and climatic conditions required for different crops

Familiar with nutrient management in soil

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

Familiar with irrigation management

Familiar with harvest and post-harvest management

Will be updated

Manual dexterity

Physically fit

Attention to detail

Ability to work independently

Hardworking and persistent



It is a field job

Work from home is not applicable

Part-time work and contractual jobs may be available

The candidate will supervise field workers/farmers

Local travelling may be part of the job

Working hours

Working hours are not fixed

Overtime may be involved

Shift system may be available as per the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?Maybe

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

Health risks include exposure to extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, chemicals, dust and equipment noise, etc.Occupational hazards include injury to body while using heavy farm equipment, etc.

For candidates with experience - 8,000 to 30,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Overview of Agriculture Sector in India

According to the India Brand Equity Foundation, 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 agriculture 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.

Agriculture is the main source of livelihood for majority of the people in India. There are plenty of opportunities for all kinds of people employed in this sector. As the landholdings are getting consolidated, the opportunities for manager jobs are increasing. Hence we can say that there is good scope for Farm Overseer, Crop Production.

Farm owners

Agriculture co-operative organizations

Job openings are in Tier III cities