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Horticulture Farm Manager

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
Minnesota Dual-Training Pipeline
O*Net Code
Rapids Code
Req. Hours
Jul 16, 2021
Jul 16, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

1 skill sets | 9 total skills
Industry-Sector Technical Competencies
Record Keeping - Knowledge of record keeping procedures regarding production, economics and horticulture issue troubleshooting.
Employee Management/Training - Understand employee management principles and training techniques.
Horticulture Plant Science - Training on process of plant propagation and knowing how to select plants, seed vegetables, propagate fruits and vegetables, transplant crops, prune, and maintain plant quality and growth. Understanding the general principles of how plants work and grow from seed to full plant maturity.
Soil Science - Understanding of the principles of creating optimal soil conditions for horticulture products.
Horticulture Cropping Systems - Knowledge of principles used to manage crop productivity with minimal use of nutrients, pesticides and cultivation.
Organic Farm Principles (Optional) - Understand rules, regulations, necessary paperwork and documentation, and best practices for operating an organic horticulture production farm.
Marketing and Customer Service - Knowledge of the principles of marketing horticulture products and best practices for customer service.
Horticulture Business Planning - Understand how to write and follow a working business plan to manage production costs, labor, transportation and supplies to maximize potential profits.
GAPS (Good Agriculture Practices) training - Science based training on how to reduce risks of microbial contamination in produce.

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