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Farmer/​Farm Manager

Kaiahuwhenua/​Kaiwhakahaere Pāmu

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Farmers/farm managers are responsible for the planning, management and day-to-day running of farms. Farmers own the land they farm, while farm managers manage farms for farm owners.


Farmers/farm managers usually earn

$60K-$64K per year

Source: Federated Farmers/Rabobank, 'Farm Employee Remuneration Survey', 2014.

Job opportunities

Opportunities for farmers/farm managers are good due to a shortage of skilled workers.
A man holds a lamb while another gives it a dose of medication using a drench gun

Farmers dosing a lamb for worms and parasites (Photo: Taratahi Agricultural Training Centre)

Last updated 17 July 2018