Arable farmers may be involved in growing cereals (oats, barley and wheat), root crops (mainly potatoes) and in large scale vegetable production.
Conventional livestock farmers may raise dairy and beef cattle, sheep and pigs outdoors.
Intensive livestock farmers may raise poultry and possibly pigs indoors in units designed for this purpose.
Mixed farmers combine livestock and arable farming.
Farm managers are responsible for running a farm efficiently and profitably.
People working in commercial horticulture grow products for sale, including salad crops, fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and pot plants, seeds and bulbs, and shrubs and trees for garden and park planting.
Amenity horticulture involves developing facilities for enjoyment by the public and private individuals, including setting up and maintaining parks and public gardens, landscaping, maintaining roadsides, developing national collections, and planting within shopping centres and office blocks.
Landscape architects are involved in conserving and developing the landscape.
For further information please see:
(Head Office) Lantra House Stoneleigh Park Coventry Warwickshire CV8 2LG
Tel: 024 7669 6996 Fax: 024 7669 6732 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Education Department RHS Garden Wisley Woking Surrey GU23 6QB
Tel: 01483 224234
Website: www.rhs.org.uk - Choose learning then education then careers
General information on Northern Ireland based careers can be found on www.careersserviceni.com - Choose explore careers.
Courses in agriculture, horticulture and associated areas, are available at a number of higher education institutions. Please see the UCAS site www.ucas.ac.uk for more information - Choose students then courses.
For information on modern apprenticeships, see the Engineering Training Council (Northern Ireland) site www.etcni.org.uk - Choose careers then modern apprenticeships.
Other useful websites:
|Greenmount College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise||www.cafre.ac.uk - Choose courses|
|Institute of Fisheries Management||www.ifm.org.uk - Choose training / education then careers|
|Institute of Horticulture||www.horticulture.org.uk - Choose education|
|Landscape Institute||www.l-i.org.uk - Choose be a landscape architect|
|Local Government Careers||www.lgcareers.com - Key in agriculture or horticulture to career description search|
|Royal Botanic Gardens||www.rbgkew.org.uk - Choose education|
|Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh||www.rbge.org.uk - Choose education|