Humans have been engaged in agriculture since ancient times to utilize natural resources from plants and animals for various uses: for food, for creating various clothes and tools, and more. Even today, agriculture is a very extensive and active industry, producing a significant portion of the products we use.
The wide range of activities of agriculture and its many industries make it an area that provides many employment opportunities. For example, nurseries and greenhouses need breeders and agricultural workers, farms and animal habitats need chicken coops and cowboys. In addition, tractor drivers are needed for almost every farm to carry out transportation work, field cultivation, pest control, and more.
An agronomist is an agriculture expert, someone who has acquired an academic education in the field. Agronomists usually provide agricultural advice to greenhouses, nurseries, farms, and agricultural-commercial companies and help them create optimal conditions for growing various plants by adjusting the method of sowing, irrigation amounts, fertilizers, and pesticides for each plant according to its needs. Veteran agronomists can be integrated into managerial positions, overseeing agricultural processes, conducting ongoing inspections of planted plants, and guiding agricultural workers and growers.
Agronomists are also needed to participate in research conducted to promote local and global agriculture on essential topics such as increasing agricultural production, improving plant varieties for the benefit of humans and animals, etc. Another employment option for agronomists interested in working in academia is studying agronomy in institutions of higher learning.
Agricultural Engineering is engaged in the design and development of engineering solutions for the advancement of agriculture. Agricultural engineers are needed for a variety of positions both in the field of agriculture and in overlapping fields such as energy, water and wastewater, gas and more. Engineers will usually be able to integrate into high-tech companies and factories engaged in the fields of environment and agriculture, where they will engage in consulting, research and development of innovative ideas and tools. Veteran and experienced engineers will even be able to fit into senior positions such as supervisors and project managers. An agricultural engineer who wants to work in the academic literature will be able to work as a lecturer in institutions of higher learning.
Proper education is a prerequisite for working in the field of agricultural engineering. Also, many employers also require prior professional experience and relevant skills such as using computer applications and equipment, excellent command of the English language and more.
A poultry farmer is a professional who works in a coop and deals with the care of chickens. He takes care of providing them with food and water, is responsible for cleaning and disinfecting the coop, and performs various maintenance work. Poultry farmers are usually needed to work in agricultural towns, industrial or private chicken farms, and the like. Veteran coopers, or those who have studied in the "Coop Management" course, can integrate into managerial positions such as coop manager or chicken farm manager and supervise the work of coop workers, work supplier of mussels, and slaughterhouses, etc.
Considerable physical work should not be taken into account, and affinity for working with animals is an advantage. Many employees prefer experienced candidates and sometimes even require specific experience in light or heavy breeding.
A tractor driver is a professional who holds a driver's license for a tractor and is skilled in operating it. Tractor drivers are needed in agriculture, in various factories in industry, in construction, in companies that deal with earthworks and infrastructure, in companies that specialize in pruning and felling trees, and more. Their main job is transporting different materials from place to place as needed. Tractor drivers who work in agriculture also perform spraying and pest control work in the fields. The work of a tractor driver sometimes also includes physical work and responsibility for the regular maintenance of the tractor - cleaning, handling simple faults, etc.
A person who wants to work as a tractor driver must, of course, hold a suitable driver's license, but because it is a large work vehicle driver, some employers even ask the candidate to present a criminal/traffic information certificate on behalf of the police. Tractor drivers with a previous background in the field in which the company is engaged and with other relevant skills such as operating various heavy equipment machines are considered particularly desirable candidates.
Agricultural vehicle driver
An agricultural vehicle driver is someone who is licensed to drive agricultural vehicles (such as a tractor, freight tractor, agricultural ATV, etc.) and is skilled at it. Drivers of agricultural vehicles are mainly needed in agricultural towns, companies, nurseries, etc. Their main job is to transport various materials and products from place to place, but it may also include physical work such as lifting heavy loads, performing routine maintenance work on vehicles, and using agricultural tools.
In order to work in this profession, one must have the appropriate driver's license, and many employers will prefer to hire veteran and experienced drivers who do not have a criminal record or a problematic traffic record since it also involves driving large work vehicles.
An agricultural worker is a nickname for a general worker in the field of agriculture. Agricultural workers are usually needed in greenhouses, nurseries, farms, and various agricultural companies. Their responsibilities are many and varied and usually depend a lot on the requirements of the employer. For example, agricultural workers can be asked to perform various maintenance work on agricultural facilities and vehicles, maintain order and cleanliness, repair faults that occur, take care of plants and animals, work with suppliers, perform warehousing and packaging work, and more. Therefore, if you are in the midst of looking for a job in agriculture, read the job advertisement carefully and ask the employer what responsibilities the job he has advertised includes.
You should also pay attention to what additional requirements are indicated in the job ads. For example, there are employers looking for employees with driving licenses in agricultural vehicles, professional certificates and special certifications (such as an electrician's license), knowledge and experience in the use of various agricultural tools, and more.
A dairy farmer is responsible for raising and caring for cows and calves. Dairymen are needed for commercial or private dairy farms, agricultural towns, and more.
In addition, it is essential to note that some of the necessary knowledge and skills are required as a condition of admission or as an advantage, such as driving licenses on agricultural vehicles. Dairy farming is strenuous physical work and requires an affinity for working with animals. Therefore, it is not suitable for everyone. Of course, previous experience working with animals and with cows is also an advantage for the majority.