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This career really appeals to me, does anyone know a good starting point? (besides being lucky enough to inherit a farm lol)

I believe a degree isn't essential but is helpful. The courses I'm thinking at the moment are animal science or agriculture? Would either of these be of any help?

Im more interested in the animal side of things but would consider agricultural business management as a degree if animal science wouldn't get me anywhere.

Any advice?
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(Original post by whatarethis)
This career really appeals to me, does anyone know a good starting point? (besides being lucky enough to inherit a farm lol)

I believe a degree isn't essential but is helpful. The courses I'm thinking at the moment are animal science or agriculture? Would either of these be of any help?

Im more interested in the animal side of things but would consider agricultural business management as a degree if animal science wouldn't get me anywhere.

Any advice?
Lots of options available, have you asked the Royal Agricultural University, Writtle, or any other of the agricultural colleges? Qualifications are much more important if you aren't going to inherit, and the sector is getting very technical nowadays.
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I would say the first thing to do would be to get actual experience on an actual working farm, farm managers would be very experienced farmers and know the in and outs of processes, costing, labour etc related to running a farm. In terms of degree it depends what farm you would be looking to manage as there are many different variation arable, sheep, dairy beef, pig,chicken related etc, but agriculture or something like agribusiness might be a good starting point. What has made you consider this career?
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