£7,280 Average salary at age 20
£37,960 Average Salary
45 Average hours per week


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.

Main Tasks

  • 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.


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.

What Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture studied in higher education

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What Managers and proprietors in agriculture and horticulture studied in higher education
Occupation Percentage Value
(L4) Social policy1
(L3) Sociology1
(C1) Biology1
(H3) Mechanical engineering3
(W1) Fine art1
(F7) Science of aquatic & terrestrial environments1
(D3) Animal science7
(F8) Physical geographical sciences2
(D4) Agriculture65
(W6) Cinematics & photography1
(H8) Chemical, process & energy engineering1
(H2) Civil engineering2
(B9) Others in subjects allied to medicine1
(N6) Human resource management1
(F3) Physics1
(K0) Broadly-based programmes within architecture, building & planning1
(N1) Business studies3
(D6) Food & beverage studies3
(C6) Sport & exercise science3
(N3) Finance1
(I1) Computer science1
(D5) Forestry & arboriculture1

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2.17% Predicted growth 2024 - 2027
3516 Predicted Replacement 2024 - 2027

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