Farming Connect: ‘Farmers who invest in training and developing their staff are more likely to retain them and develop a reputation as a place where others will want to work.’ Click here to find out more.
The NSA have a scheme which matches students needing experience with farmers who may be having staffing problems during the lambing period because of Covid illness or restrictions, click here to find out more.
Management of farm staff is a skillful job to ensure that they work in a safe working environment as well as contributing to the growing farming business. Having control over the workforce will make workers feel that they are in a safe environment where their contribution to the farm investment is paying off.
- Welsh Government Agricultural Wages, click here.
- Top tips for working with people with Farming Connect, click here.
- UCAS – How to become a farm manager, click here.
Labour exploitation – spotting the signs of modern slavery, click here.
Some skills that a farm manager should possess:
- Teamwork skills
- Communication skills
- Organisational skills
- Ability to lead a group
- Ability to understand and implement employment standards of working conditions, costs etc.
- Understand the hiring process of employees
- Knowledge of production standards
- Further responsibilities and qualities of a farm manager can be found here.
Farming Connect provides a range of subsidised training courses as part of their Skills and Training programme, click here to find out more.
Joint farming ventures
- A joint venture in farming allows you to step back or scale down from the industry, for further information on ventures click here.
- The Farming Connect Venture Booklet can be seen here or downloaded below.