AGRICULTURE ICON
Agriculture

Agriculture is one of the mainstays of the Australian economy and for a long time it was considered one of its pillars.
Australia is also one of the pioneers in agricultural technology, which is paramount to our current and future food security.
The days of family remaining on the farm in remote, regional areas, are long gone as many seek opportunities overseas and many landowners find themselves facing a shortage of the skilled labour force that is vital to not only their growth but their very survival.
MMRecruitment is able to provide willing, skilled and motivated workers who can take up these skilled positions and provide the solutions to the skills gaps that are ever increasing. 

Agriculture Related Visas

A visa that allows candidates to study in a related field whilst working part-time in an aged care centre and full-time during the course holidays

Training visa 407

A visa that permits candidates from outside or inside Australia to be upskilled towards a higher level within the industry.

TSS 482

This is a temporary skills shortage work visa that permits employers to sponsor candidates who have sufficient levels of work experience and appropriate studies in the area.

186 ENS

Employer Nomination Scheme allows companies to sponsor for permanent residence for those candidates whose occupations appear on the long-term list (MLTSSL)

 

The 494 Employer regional sponsored visa allows companies to sponsor a candidate with 3 years related work experience for a 5 year visa.

191 Regional Skilled Visa

This visa is a permanent visa allowing those with 3 years of regional work experience and a minimum threshold salary of $53,900 over this 3 year period to apply for PR

Labour agreements

The recent horticulture labour agreement is just one agreement that allows ag employers sponsor skilled workers into their workforce allowing for salary and skills concessions as well as English concessions to some degree.

DAMA

DAMA or Designated Area Migration Agreement allows employers to sponsor for occupations that do not appear on other occupation lists.

This visa  allows international student graduates work full-time for a period of between 18 months to 4 years. It also allows employers to employ without the responsibility of sponsorship, with an opportunity to sponsor later.

Anzco Code

Flower Grower 121212

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs planting, cultivating and harvesting activities to grow flowering and foliage plants.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining – optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Grape Grower 121215

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow table or wine grapes.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ) 121221

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming, greenhouse and market garden operations to grow vegetables.

Skill level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

 

Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower (Aus)/Field Crop Grower (NZ) 121214

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow grain, oilseed, protein and pasture crops.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems 

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Mixed Crop Farmer 121216

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow a variety of crops.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Crop Farmers (NEC) 121299

Description

This occupation group covers Crop Farmers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Beef Cattle Farmer 121312

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise beef cattle for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Dairy Cattle Farmer 121313

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise dairy cattle for milk, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Deer Farmer 121314

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise deer for meat, velvet, hides and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Goat Farmer 121315

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise goats for fibre, milk, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Mixed Livestock Farmer 121317

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise a variety of livestock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Pig Farmer 121318

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise pigs for meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Sheep Farmer 121322

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise sheep for wool, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Poultry Farmer 121321

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise chickens, turkeys, ducks and other poultry for eggs, meat and breeding stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Aquaculture Farmer 121111

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to breed and raise fish and other aquatic stock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

Planning and coordinating the operation of hatcheries to produce fish fry, seed oysters, crayfish, marron and prawns taking into account environmental and market factors

Monitoring the environment to maintain optimal growing conditions

Identifying and controlling environmental toxins and diseases

Monitoring stock growth rates to determine when to harvest

Transporting fish, crayfish, marron, prawns and sticks of seed oysters to new tanks, ponds, cages and floating net pens

Directing and overseeing the harvesting, grading and packaging of fish, oysters and other aquatic stock

Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of fish stock

Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring

market activity and planning production accordingly

Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Livestock Farmers (NEC) 121399

Description

This occupation group covers Livestock Farmers not elsewhere classified.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Breeding and raising livestock for the production of honey, meat, milk, skins, eggs and wool

– Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

– Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

– Moving livestock to optimise feeding opportunities

– Organising and conducting farming operations such as catching, drenching and milking livestock, sterilising machines, and collecting, grading and packaging produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as maintaining pens, sheds and cages, fertilising, controlling pests and weeds, and growing fodder

– Maintaining fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer 121411

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to both grow crops and to breed and raise livestock.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops and livestock

Breeding and raising livestock for the production of meat, wool, skins, milk or eggs, and growing grain, seed crops, vegetables, fruit or nuts

Monitoring and maintaining the health and condition of livestock

Providing pastures and fodder to maintain appropriate nutritional levels

Selecting and purchasing seed for planting, planning and implementing breeding programs

Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising, and pest and weed control

Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

Organising the sale, purchase and transportation of livestock and produce

Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

Managing business capital, monitoring market activity and planning production accordingly

May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Cotton Grower 121211

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow cotton.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Fruit or Nut Grower 121213

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow fruit and nuts.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

Sugar Cane Grower 121217

Description

Plans, organises, controls, coordinates and performs farming operations to grow sugar cane.

Skill Level 1

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks

– Planning and coordinating the production and marketing of crops, such as grain, cotton, sugar cane, fruit and nuts, vegetables, turf and flowers, from soil preparation to harvest taking into account environmental and market factors

– Selecting and planting seeds, seedlings and bulbs, and grafting new varieties to root stocks

– Maintaining crop production by cultivating, de-budding and pruning, and maintaining optimal growing conditions

– Organising and conducting farming operations, such as collecting, storing, grading and packaging produce, and organising the sale, purchase and despatch of produce

– Directing and overseeing general farming activities such as fertilising and pest and weed control

– Maintaining farm buildings, fences, equipment and water supply systems

– Maintaining and evaluating records of farming activities, monitoring market activity, and planning crop preparation and production to meet contract requirements and market demand

– Managing business capital including budgeting, taxation, debt and loan management

– May select, train and supervise staff and contractors

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