Farmer

Farmer

Farmers grow crops and raise livestock, providing the food and natural materials that the public rely on every day. For this career, you need a good understanding of plant and animal biology, as well as chemistry.

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As well as getting to drive tractors and hang out with farm animals, farmers often play an important role in conservation, working with environmental agencies to use their land in responsible ways and minimise damage to local wildlife.

What's cool about being a farmer?

Providing the public with quality food and materials that they need to live comfortably

Working with animals, from livestock and sheepdogs to the farm’s surrounding wildlife

Spending lots of time outdoors throughout the year

Subjects you'll need

Knowledge of biology and chemistry helps farmers to grow their crops in the most efficient and environmentally-friendly way possible. With most modern farms relying on machines, an aptitude for engineering can also be incredibly useful.

Fun fact

It’s not just cows and chickens that are farmed. Alligator meat has become popular in the US, with dedicated gator farms catering for this growing market. Similarly, Guinea Pig farms are common in South America – around 65,000 of the squeaking rodents get eaten in Peru every year.

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