The Altmark’s agriculture is not a monoculture. Farmers supply regional markets and receive attention.
The Altmark was and is an agricultural region. Not only are many jobs provided by this industry but it also supplies the regional markets. Agriculture in the Altmark region is anything but a monoculture. There are dairy farms that have re-specialised, contractors and use for own subsistence, state-of-the-art technologies and much more. The agricultural land in the Altmark region is currently cultivated by about 500 farms of different legal forms and sizes. Young staff are in high demand for the agricultural sector in its various forms in the Altmark region.
This includes skilled workers with training, such as farmers, animal farmers and agricultural service specialists. An apprenticeship that is quite a challenge – the ability to work steadily and independently is required and you need to be hugely motivated and have tactical skills. Many qualifications are possible in agriculture and enable graduates to specialise further: state-certified agricultural expert, technician, master of agriculture. Courses of study in agricultural sciences or agricultural economics open up additional potential. With its wide meadows and farmland, the Altmark not only offers a lot of scenic beauty but also many professional opportunities for anyone working in agriculture with commitment and motivation.