Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists (NOC 2123)

About this job

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists:

  • provide assistance and advice to farmers on all aspects of farm management, cultivation, fertilization, harvesting, soil erosion and composition, disease prevention, nutrition, crop rotation and marketing
  • work for businesses, institutions and governments that assist the farming community, or they may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • adviser, agricultural
  • agent, field service - agriculture
  • agricultural consultant / representative
  • expert, soil fertility
  • officer, acreage-quota assignment
  • Professional agrologist
  • adviser, agricultural
  • agent, field service - agriculture
  • agricultural consultant / representative
  • agriculturist
  • agrologist / consulting agrologist
  • agronomist / extension service agronomist

Duties

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists:

  • provide counselling and advisory services to farmers on crop cultivation and fertilization, harvesting, animal and poultry care, disease prevention, farm management, farm financing, marketing and other agricultural subjects
  • prepare and carry out information sessions and lectures for farmers and other groups
  • carry out research, analyze agricultural data and prepare research reports
  • communicate with researchers, educators, and government or business managers on matters relating to farming and agriculture
  • keep records of services provided and the effects of advice given

Special duties

Workers in this group may concentrate on aspects of agriculture such as:

  • animal science
  • field crops
  • horticulture
  • soil science
  • irrigation
  • drainage
  • farm management
  • marketing
  • agricultural economics
  • land use
  • environmental management
  • appraisal
  • extension
  • education

Work environment

Work in this occupation is typically performed in a structured environment, such as an office.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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