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Find out what work is like for a fur-bearing-animal farmer in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Managers in agriculture (NOC 80020).

Managers in agriculture


Managers in agriculture plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate the operations and functions of farms. They are responsible for growing crops, raising and breeding livestock, poultry and other animals, marketing farm products and enhancing farms’ sustainability through, notably, the implementation of new technologies. They usually own and operate their own establishment.

Work week duration

Managers in agriculture usually work more than 40 hours per week.
More than 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Managers in agriculture have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Manage the overall operations of a farm, ranch or orchard
  • Determine the amount and kinds of crops to be grown and livestock to be raised
  • Organize and co-ordinate planting, cultivating and crop harvesting activities; raising and breeding of livestock and poultry
  • Hire and manage farm personnel
  • Establish a marketing program
  • Develop and keep financial and production records
  • Purchase farm machinery, livestock, seed, feed and other supplies
  • Maintain farm machinery, equipment and buildings
  • Perform farming duties.
  • May collect data and use digital technology tools and equipment to enhance the sustainability of the farm.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Handling material manually
  • Sitting

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Managers in agriculture are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Farms
  • Self-employed

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Indoors, environmentally controlled
  • Outside, exposed to weather
  • Dangerous chemical substances
  • Outside, under cover
  • In an open vehicle or equipment
  • Indoors, not environmentally controlled
  • In an enclosed vehicle or equipment
  • Sound and noise
  • Standard safety equipment

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 80020), and a list of similar occupations:

  • apiarist
  • apple grower
  • chicken farmer
  • dairy farmer
  • domestic animal breeder
  • fruit farmer
  • hog breeder
  • horse breeder
  • maple syrup producer
  • market gardener
  • potato farmer
  • rancher
  • seed grower
  • sod farmer
  • vegetable grower
  • vineyard manager
  • viticulturist
  • wheat farmer

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Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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