CV reference number: 71526
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Experienced Farm Manager and Farm Worker from Norfolk looking for Farm work either full time or seasonal.  Experienced in crop planning, Gatekeeper record keeping land preparation, drilling - cereals and vegetables,  spraying, fertiliser spreading, irrigation and harvesting together with store management. 

Qualifications and Experience
Relevant qualificationsCity and Guilds
Other qualifications

BASIS in Crop Protection F.A.C.T.S B.E.T.A National Certificate in Agriculture PA1, PA2 and PA4 Counter balance Forklift Teleporter Certificate Pest Control First Aid At Work Chainsaw Maintenance and Cross Cutting Abrasive Wheels/Cutting Discs – Safe use HACCP Level 2

Equipment experienceTractor, Combine, PA1, PA2, Telehandler/fork lift, Other harvesters, Ploughing, Drilling
Other equipment experience

Working for both the Rushford Estate (1200 acres for 6 years) and Raker Farms (2500 acres for 24 years) I have used all machinery for land preparation for Onions, Parnips, Carrots, Potatoes, Cereals and Sugar beet together with all drilling equipment, spraying, fertiliser spreading, irrigation and harvesting.

Livestock experienceBeef, Pig
Other livestock experience

When I first started at Raker Farms in 1988 part of my job was dealing with the cattle and helping out occasionally on the Pig Unit this involved feeding and mucking out.

Type of farming wantedMainly Arable
Driving LicenseFull Car Licence, tractor
Personal information
SexMale
Age55
NationalityBritish
First languageEnglish
Other languagesNone
Pen picture

6ft 2ins

Relevant health problems

Glaucoma

Other Information

I am an experienced Farm Manager and hold BASIS and FACTS qualifications. I have grown cereals, sugar beet, onions, potatoes, carrots and parsnips for over 25 years and have good all round farming knowledge.

Marital status

Married with 2 children

Where are you currently living?Norfolk
Do you have the right to work in the UK?Yes
Farming background

EMPLOYMENT: 2012 – January 2019 Farm Manager Estate, Norfolk. 500HA and grows Potatoes, Onions, Asparagus, Cereals, Sugar Beet and renting land out for Carrots and Parsnips. My duties include: Managing 2 staff and seasonal staff Crop Planning Arranging crop contracts Budget planning Pesticide and fertiliser usage planning Irrigation Management Onion Storage Management Potato Harvesting Onion Drilling Computer Record keeping (Gatekeeper) Audit Preparation (Leaf, Red Tractor Fresh Produce/Cereals and Sugar Beet) Liaising and organising contractors Woodland management Supervising Shoots Crop Walking and planning with Agronomists Machinery Maintenance and planning Buildings Management Crop and Soil Sampling 2006 – 2012 Technical Manager Raker Farms Croxton, Norfolk. Raker Farms covers 700 Ha and grows Potatoes, Parsnips, Carrots, Onions, Cereals and Sugar Beet. Duties included: Managing 5 staff and seasonal staff Organising staff for the days work duties Soil sampling Fertiliser usage planning Management of Irrigation System Onion Storage Management Potato and Carrot grader/wash supervision Computer record keeping (Gatekeeper) Audit preparation Crop Walking and Organising the pesticide spraying in conjunction with the Agronomists Machinery Maintenance 1988 – 2006 General Farm Worker Raker Farms Croxton, Norfolk. Duties included: Crop cultivations, Spraying, Fertiliser spreading and Crop irrigation. 1979 to 1988 Farm Worker, Norfolk Duties included: . General Farm Worker operating all farm machinery and assisting in seed plant and stock management. EDUCATION: 1980 – 1981 Easton Agricultural College 1974 - 1979 Hobart High School, Loddon

Hobbies

Boating, Bowls, Cycling, travel and restoring old vehicles

Preferences
AvailabilityStart: 03/06/2019, Finish: Not Specified
Type of jobAny
Preferred regionAnywhere
Where would you like to work?Norfolk/Suffolk
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