Profession Agricultural advisor

Agricultural advisor

Agricultural advisors assist and advise farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government in the production, processing and distribution of farm products.

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Personality Type

Tasks agricultural advisor

  • Collaborate with clients (e.g. farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries) in order to identify and evaluate business and technical requirements.
  • Diagnose clients' management and production problems.
  • Advise clients in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, choice of machinery and equipment, etc.
  • Solve problems (e.g. nutrient disorders in plants and livestock, management of weeds and plant diseases) and create solutions, including organizing and conducting field trials.
  • Assist clients with business planning, planning applications, government grant applications and new business ventures.
  • Schedule and make regular visits to clients.
  • Collect and analyze data, crop yield and financial reports to measure clients' performance.
  • Gather relevant information (e.g. as requested by clients) and keep up to date with any relevant developments.
  • Conduct classes or deliver lectures, presentations and demonstrations on subjects such as farming techniques, business management and new regulations.
  • Prepare and distribute leaflets, pamphlets and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.
  • Organize, advise and participate in community activities and organizations such as fair events and agricultural clubs.
  • Maintain client records (e.g. services provided to clients, the effects of advice given), manage budgets and accounts, prepare reports and undertake general administrative duties.

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  • Livestock farm manager
  • Livestock farm worker
  • Livestock farmer
  • Livestock machinery installer
  • Livestock machinery mechanic
  • Pig breeder
  • Poultry producer
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  • Stockman
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Source: Sisyphus ODB