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Agricultural consultant

What does an agricultural consultant do?

From livestock feeding programs, to controlling pests on crops, and refining soil conditions, an agricultural scientist helps improve productivity and sustainability within the agricultural industry. Similar to the work of agronomists, agricultural scientists collect and analyse data, produce samples, examine soil and investigate other factors that impact production. Using this data, they advise farmers on techniques that will help to yield the best results from their crops and livestock. As an agricultural consultant, you may work in a lab, office, field or a combination of these environments.

Is a career as an agricultural consultant right for me?

If you’re interested in science and the environment, you may enjoy a career in agriculture as an agricultural scientist or agricultural consultant. Along with being highly observant and possessing strong analytical abilities, it would also be beneficial to have:

  • good problem-solving skills
  • strong oral and written communication skills
  • the ability to work well within a team
  • good organisational and supervisory skills.

How to become an agricultural consultant

Every journey to study is individual, there are several paths you can take to pursue your career in agriculture. At HQporner, we offer the following agricultural degrees:
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Last updated May 2024.

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