Training as a farmer

Specialising in plant cultivation

Training duration: 3 years, with only one year (either 2nd or 3rd year) taking place at the Federal Plant Variety Office

Training start date: 01/08

Type of training: Dual vocational training at the site and vocational school

Training locatio: Scharnhorst testing station


  • Varied work in plant cultivation, including soil cultivation, sowing, maintenance, fertilisation, plant protection measures and harvesting crops
  • Using and operating of agricultural machines and tools
  • Planning operational connections and processes
  • Servicing, maintenance and basic repairs to machines 


  • At least qualified lower secondary school leaving certificate and one year’s study at an agricultural college
  • Good skills in science and mathematics
  • Enjoyment in working with plants and interest in nature and the environment
  • Manual and technical skills
  • Independence, flexibility, reliability and sense of responsibility
  • Driving licence Class L is essential. Class T (large tractors) is even better.