Agricultural Consultant reviews harvesting data with his client on his lap top

Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural Consultants advise farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.

Overview

Agricultural Consultants advise farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.

Day-to-day

  • collects and analyses data and samples of produce, fertiliser, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
  • advises farmers and farm managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • advises farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programmes.

Considerations

  • requires driving.

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To become an Agricultural Consultant

  • You usually need a bachelor degree in agribusiness or agricultural science or another related field to work as an Agricultural Consultant. In some states, training may also be available through Vocational Education and Training (VET).

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