Agricultural production and management

Agricultural production and management

Särevere campus

Specialisation: cattle farming, equine farming, plant cultivation, rabbit farming, bird farming, fur farming
Type of programme: vocational education, further training (EQF, level 5)
Curriculum group: Agriculture
Programme format: Full-time studies at school (flexible)
Programme requirements: The programme is available for an individual with secondary education who has acquired competencies corresponding to level 4 occupational qualifications of the selected specialisation.
Duration of programme: 6 months

Professional modules you will acquire:

  • Leadership and administration
    Plant cultivation specialist
  • Growing and care of field and grassland crops
  • Harvesting and preservation of crops
  • Harvesting and preservation of forage
  • Maintenance of agricultural machinery and equipment
    Cattle farming specialist
  • Care of cattle
  • Feeding of cattle
  • Bovine healthcare
  • Cattle herding
  • Milk production
  • Propagating and breeding cattle
    Horse farming specialist
  • Care of horses
  • Feeding of horses
  • Horse healthcare
  • Herding of horses
  • Propagating and breeding of horses

Graduates can take the level 5 occupational qualifications examination for an agricultural producer.


Possibilities on the job market:

  • Agricultural companies (plant cultivation, cattle farming, horse farming)

A level 5 agricultural producer is a specialist with professional experience who plans, analyses, organises, and is responsible for animal husbandry or plant cultivation depending of their specialisation. They produce, provide primary processing for and market agricultural produce. Their main responsibilities include planning and organising the production activities of a company, planning production volume and labour demand, managing or conducting work operations, keeping records about economic activity and reporting it, representing the company and communicating with clients and intermediaries if necessary. The profession of an agricultural producer requires working with people and organising teamwork, as well as being accountable for it. They keep up with the developments on their field and are ready to implement relevant changes if necessary. Working at an agricultural production company requires observing good agricultural practices and acting in a manner that guarantees the production of safe food and feed.


Possibilities for further education:
Agricultural fields of study at the Estonian University of Life Sciences

The curriculum is based on the professional standard 11-07062013-03/6k (7 June 2013) of agricultural producers, level 5 and vocational education standard, regulation No 130 of the Government of the Republic (26 August 2013).

Contact person:
Külli Marrandi
Head of Study and Development Department