Paul T is Managing Director for Mycorrhizal Systems Ltd. He says, "Mycorrhizal Systems grows a type of fungus called truffles, so we set up plantations across the world to grow this fungus... (I'm) truffle mad, I think that's a fair representation!".
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Managers and proprietors in this unit group plan, organise and co-ordinate the activities and resources of farming establishments cultivating arable crops, fruits, trees and shrubs, and/or raising cattle, sheep, pigs and poultry. Managers and proprietors in horticulture oversee the production of plants for wholesale and/or retail.
Whilst no formal academic qualifications are required by proprietors in this area, most farm and horticultural managers have a vocational agricultural qualification (such as a BTEC/SQA award) and prior practical farming experience. Many farm and horticultural management jobs require a degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant subject. A small number of large farm and farm consultancy companies run graduate management training schemes. NVQs/SVQs in Agriculture are available at Level 4.
- Determines financial, staffing and other short and long-term needs
- Produces and maintains records of production, finance and breeding
- Decides or advises on the types of crops and/or produce to be grown or livestock raised
- Plans intensity and sequence of farm or horticultural operations and orders seed, fertiliser, equipment and other supplies
- Markets and arranges for the sale of crops, livestock and other farm or horticultural produce.
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|Food & beverage services||6,028|
|Services to buildings||1,215|
|Other personal service||1,158|
|Sport & recreation||1,017|
|Sale of motor vehicles||740|
Where to go nextSector Skills Council for the EnvironmentMycorrhizal Systems LtdInformation and Statistics for the Agricultural Sector
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