How to become a farmer
What does a farmer do?Farmers work on the land or waters to cultivate food, agricultural products, and raw materials. There are many types of farmers, who work to varying degrees both hands-on and administratively. Some farmers might oversee large scale processes and production, whilst others might work a small portion of their own land.
Duties and tasks
- Cultivate an in-depth knowledge of farming techniques.
- Build a knowledge and awareness of growing mediums and favourable conditions for crop production.
- Feed and tend to livestock.
- Purchase, operate, and maintain farming tools and equipment.
- Select, train, and manage farm workers.
- Operate within government regulations.
- Conduct budgeting, bookkeeping and record keeping.
- Schedule and perform harvesting and breeding.
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