Agriculture Jobs

Agriculture is one of the oldest industries in the world, we have gone from using an antler for a plough to GPS satellite and computer-linked tractors with ground penetrating radar. Only the arms industry is older, for we were hunter-gathers before we became farmers.

Jobs in agriculture range from muck spreading to sitting at the top table at the UN and the G8 – because the world needs to eat and we all agree that everyone should do that at least once a day.

Merritt Cluff,  a Food and Agriculture Organisation economist, told Forbes Magazine that to grasp the vast size of the market, he suggests thinking about the calories being sold: ‘China’s average [daily] calorie count is 2,500 [per person], whereas in the USA it’s 3,500 or higher. If you were to add, say, 1,000 calories consumption to each Chinese person, you’re talking about a lot of business.’ 

So where do you want your career in agriculture to go? 

Are you going to produce the livestock and harvests? Or be the person who transports them from farm to table? Or are you going to be part of the massive agricultural infrastructure that spans the globe.

 

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Added by Highland Smoked Salmon
Fort William

Highland Smoked Salmon Duties would focus upon processing salmon, smoked salmon and preparing the product for despatch. Full training, including hygiene, health and safety, will be provided. Applicants should be able to work well in a team and will be required to work flexible shifts as and when required. … Read more

Added by D M Carnegie
Laurencekirk

Sprayer operator required, agricultural experience and all relevant certificates preferred but not essential. … Read more

Added by P.S. Poultry
Waterbeck

Due to recent expansion, we require the above to work within our fast growing, family run, free range egg company. The successful candidates will be required to work on our 30,000 bird laying site, and be responsible for day to day egg collecting and bird management. Weekends on rotation. … Read more

Added by Scottish Salmon Company
Isle of Arran

Scottish Salmon Company Due to significant growth within the company we are looking to recruit a Marine Operative to work as directed by the Marine Site Manager in the day to day operations in order to meet the needs of the business. … Read more