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.
Farm manager required to: run and work an arable farm of 165ha, manage and maintain 18ha of woodland and to manage 5 let cottages. Applicants must have sound practical experience of arable farm work, the ability to manage the day to day operation of the farm and the yearly cylce of crop production, and be able to keep records and accounts. … Read more
A rare and exciting opportunity has arisen as a consequence of our progressive succession expansion plans. We are seeking to recruit an enthusiastic individual with extensive timber harvesting and marketing experience to lead our team and develop our business in the catchment area of our South West Region. … Read more
An opportunity in Glenrothes area for an enthusiastic person with a genuine interest in working with pedigree livestock. Some tractor experience preferable for work on stock farm with some additional arable work. Must be hard working, honest and reliable. Must hold a clean driving licence CV and references essential. contact: PO BOX BX000006 … Read more