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Farm operations manager sample resume

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Neil Tarvest

12 Furrows Rd
Pickum NSW 2345
T: (02) 9876 5432
M: 0400 333 666


I am a tertiary qualified farm/operations manager, with a high level of experience in overseeing farm operations and implementing agricultural practices. Through my competence operating a vast array of farm technology, my hands-on approach to work, my outstanding communication skills and my thorough understanding of QA in a HACCP environment, I believe I would be an asset to any agricultural enterprise.


University of New England
Armidale, NSW
Bachelor of Agriculture
Graduated: 2008


Sorghum Downs High School
Sorghum Downs, NSW
Higher School Certificate
Graduated: 2005


Employment History

October 2009 – Present: Farm Manager, The Good Oil
The Good Oil is a boutique producer of extra virgin olive oil.
Jamboree, NSW




  • Developing systems such as work planning, staff management, reporting?
  • Weed and pest control?
  • Managing, supervising and training staff in pack sheds and pickers
  • Organising all farming activities associated with crop production including machinery operation, repairs, maintenance, agronomy and all aspects of chemical application
  • Working with agronomists and farm owners to achieve production targets?
  • Managing farm budget?
  • Sourcing and supervising contractors?
  • Conducting OH&S hazard identification and risk assessments


  • Managed successful pest eradication program
  • Oversaw highest annual return in company history
December 2006 – November 2008
Assistant Farm Manager, The Good Oil
Jamboree, NSW




  • Worked alongside the Farm Operations Manager to perform the responsibilities listed above as smoothly and efficiently as possible
  • Helped with staff supervision


  • Suggested several major improvements to operations that resulted in increased efficiency and productivity
  • Introduced new technology and techniques to decrease waste production and waste disposal costs
December 2006 – November 2008
Senior Farm Hand (part-time), Drysand Pastoral
Armidale, NSW

Drysand is a 9400ha family-run property with 3500 breeding cows and 6500 merino sheep.


  • Maintenance of machines
  • Stock inventory, computer recording
  • Fencing and repairs
  • Workshop duties as required
  • Management of animal husbandry
  • Stock management
  • Application of modern feedlot production techniques
  • Mustering and cattle handling
  • Monitoring stock condition
  • Management of team of farm hands

Computer Skills

Software Proficiency Experience
Word Advanced 8 years
Excel Advanced 4 years
Outlook Advanced 5 years



  • Driver’s licence class C
  • MC licence
  • Forklift licence
  • First aid certificate, St John’s Ambulance
  • Bush Firefighter certificate, NSW Rural Fire Service
  • Certificate in chemical handling
  • Tractor ticket


My interests include fishing, waterskiing and camping.


Cath Terry – Managing Director
The Good Oil
T: (02) 9955 6633
Don Walker – Director
Drysand Pastoral Company
T: (02) 9123 7890
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