Is Agriculture for You?

What sort of people does agriculture suit?

Much depends on what exact sort of job you are considering.
People who are looking at hands-on farming need to be/have:

  • Comfortable working outside in all weather
  • Good practical skills
  • Able to solve problems without assistance
  • Self-motivated
  • Understanding of how machines work and are maintained
  • Good numerical skills to be able to calculate application rates or business costs

Workers in the supply industry will be required to have many of the same skills but will probably also need to be comfortable in a team environment, able to meet targets and have good communication skills.

Overall, agriculture is an industry that suits people with an interest in technology, science, the environment and business.