Future Farming Jobs

Farming Roles and Skills in 2030


The future farmer has to control the amount of carbon. He will use a combination of techniques to capture and bury carbon. He will also provide expertise and consultancy to other farmers.

Energy Farmer

Energy Farmers will specialise in renewable energy production and management for the local area. The farm might be part of a smart grid or a hub provider of mobility-on-demand services for the local rural community

Web 3.0 Farm host

Farms in 2030 may need to be aware of the ‘face of the farm’. By simply using your mobile to scan a barcode a consumer should be able to see every single product on the farm. Consumers expect to be able to see the herd that produced their milk or meat, in real time, to see the fields and greenhouses where the crops grow and the staff work. They expect to have someone on hand to answer questions to everything.

Animal Psychologist

The animal psychologist will take a holistic approach to meeting animal needs, deploying animal psychology and behaviour techniques as well as massage, and often therapies such as acupuncture. He will work closely with the local and on-site vet, and also with the farm brand manager, making sure that the consumers buying the meat or dairy products from the farm are able to access information about animal wellbeing


A pharmer will be responsible of the process of growing and harvesting plants that have been genetically engineered with foreign DNA to make them produce medicine - or proteins which can be purified to produce medicine - at a fraction of the price of conventional manufacture.

Insect Farmer

Insects will be needed partly for biological pest control, and partly as a source of future food. The insects need to be grown in large controlled environments, and monitoring their progress is a highly skilled job.