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Farm Manager

Closing: Jul 15, 2024

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Published: Jul 9, 2024 (16 days ago)

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Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/Agricultural Education by Extension or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Be computer literate
  • At least three years’ experience in the same field.
  • Experience in sales on farm produce will be an added advantage.
  • Soft Skills: Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Organizational skills, Ability to work under pressure, Problem solving skills, Time Management Skills, Report writing.


Responsibilities

Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Agriculture/Agricultural Education by Extension or its equivalent from a recognized Institution.
  • Be computer literate
  • At least three years’ experience in the same field.
  • Experience in sales on farm produce will be an added advantage.
  • Soft Skills: Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Organizational skills, Ability to work under pressure, Problem solving skills, Time Management Skills, Report writing.


Managerial Responsibilities:

  • Plan and budget for farm activities to ensure timely and cost effective implementation of farm activities minimizing wastages.
  • Set and implement farm policies to ensure maximum farm productivity.
  • Maintain appropriate stocking/cropping ratios to ensure sustained seasonal production by avoiding oversupply and minimize strain on resources.
  • Oversee teams on operations to produce relevant information.
  • Monitor contractors to ensure cost effective service delivery.

Operational Responsibilities:

  • Control diseases through movement restriction, acaridae/Ector parasite application and deworming to limit disease spread.
  • Manage pastures/feed to ensure animal nutritional demands are met and reduce wastage.
  • Record farm activities and processes for effective monitoring of herd and crop performance.
  • Confirm treatment compliance to ensure efficient crop and animal treatment.
  • Ensure safety in handling of chemicals to minimize risk of intoxication and wastage.
  • Market produce to ensure reduced wastage of the harvest and get the best prices.


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