College courses or a degree in a relevant field, such as agribusiness or animal science, is recommended.
(Degrees in agricultural science or farm and ranch management may help prepare potential supervisors for the job, but a degree is not a requirement)
The supervisors job is to oversee employee productivity and farm profitability.
-Managing employees, marketing products, keeping records, and overseeing the farming process from tilling to harvesting
-Supervisors are responsible for overseeing the many tasks that must be completed for profitable and efficient farming
- The supervisor is in charge of a team of workers that perform a variety of duties.
Work includes supervision of a large sized group of skilled and unskilled farm workers
-The supervisor is responsible for keeping workers on task
-Must be knowledgeable when it comes to fishery, poultry, and legumes
(General agriculture know how)
-Must carry out business tasks such as scheduling, budgeting, and record keeping
-In charge of marketing the products and finding buyers
-Supervisor to oversee the washing, packaging, and storing processes (final state of of farm products)
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Coordinates with administrators and research project leaders on work plans and programs and makes recommendations for improvements, land preparation, fertilising, planting crops, cultivation, and harvesting of experimental feed plots.
Inspects poultry, legumes, fishery and other units; confers with and advises project leaders on problems; requisitions equipment and materials; approves work schedules.
Makes reports on time, equipment, materials, and production; keeps records and prepares estimates of needs.
Directs the repair and maintenance of farm buildings and equipment.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard vocational or high school supplemented by some college course work in agriculture; and extensive responsible experience in general farm work involving farm planning, methods, and production; and experience in supervisory farm work; or any equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Thorough knowledge of the principles, methods, and techniques of practical farm management as related to institutional needs and purposes.
Thorough knowledge of soils, crops, animal husbandry, and of farm building and equipment care and maintenance.
Thorough knowledge of farm equipment and materials and ability to manage the use of materials and equipment efficiently and economically.
Considerable knowledge of plant and animal diseases and insect pests and of modern methods of their prevention, eradication, and cure.