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Overview

Agricultural Scientists study commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries.

Day-to-day

  • studies the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studies the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • develops procedures and techniques for solving agricultural or horticultural problems and improving the efficiency of production.

Considerations

  • working outdoors.

To become an Agricultural Scientist

  • You need a bachelor degree in agricultural science or another related field to work as an Agricultural Scientist. It is also common to complete postgraduate studies.

    Find a Bachelor of Agricultural Science

Skills employers are looking for

  • Agronomy

  • Communication Skills

  • Research

  • Building Relationships

  • Irrigation

  • Sales

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