Farm Manager

A farm manager oversees all of the activities of a farm. There are farms that grow crops, farms that raise livestock, and also farms that raise fish, shrimp, and other aquatic life. Whatever the organism may be, a farm manager must have in-depth knowledge of how it grows, how to tend it, and when to harvest it. But a farm is also a business, and a farm manager must be skilled at maximizing production, reducing costs, keeping accurate records, and managing staff. On a small farm, a manager may be asked to help with day-to-day, hands-on farm work. On a very large farm, a manager may be one of several managers, and he or she may oversee just one aspect of the farm. Most land-based farm managers have a degree from a four-year agricultural college; aquatic farm managers need a degree in aquaculture or marine biology.

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