6111 6-22.40 Farm worker, skilled/cotton

Field crop and vegetable growers plan and carry out the necessary operations to grow and harvest various types of field crops such as wheat and other cereals, rice, beetroot, sugar- cane, ground-nuts, tobacco, reeds or other field crops and potatoes, cabbages or other field vegetables, for sale or delivery on a regular basis to wholesale buyers, marketing organisations or at markets.

Tasks include –

(a) determining kinds and amounts of crops to be grown;

(b) purchasing seeds, fertiliser and other supplies,

(c) renting or investing in land and land improvements, buildings, working animals, equipment and machinery;

(d) performing farm operations such as land preparation, sowing, planting, cultivating and harvesting crops and field vegetables;

(e) storing and carrying out some basic processing of their produce;

(f) tending working animals and maintaining farm buildings, machinery and equipment;

(g) delivering or marketing farm products;

(h) performing related tasks.

(i) supervising other workers.

Examples of the occupations classified here:

Farm worker, skilled/field crops

Farmer, cereal

Farmer, cotton

Farmer, field crop

Farmer, rice

Farmer, sugar-cane

Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

Department manager, production and operations/agriculture – 1221

General manager, agriculture – 1311 Labourer, farm – 9211

Managing director, enterprise/agriculture – 1210

Operator, agricultural machinery – 8331

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