- the ability to work well with others
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- physical skills like movement, coordination, dexterity and grace
- excellent verbal communication skills
- thinking and reasoning skills
- the ability to work on your own
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- the ability to work well with your hands
- to be flexible and open to change
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
Your day-to-day tasks may include:
- planning how the farm will run
- setting budget and production targets
- buying and selling animals or produce
- keeping financial and stock records
- recruiting, training and supervising staff
You may need to wear protective clothing.
You could work in an office or on a farm.
Your working environment may be outdoors in all weathers.
With experience, you could move into related areas, like agricultural advisory work for government bodies, consultancy or training.