Agriculture and farming specialist

Provide research-led practical solutions for farmers and livestock producers.

What does an agriculture farming specialist do?

Agriculture and farming specialists (or consultants) advise farmers, businesses, and government on the production, processing, and distribution of farm products. They put their in-depth industry knowledge towards helping farmers improve yields and deal with setbacks.

Duties and tasks

  • Cultivate an in-depth knowledge of farming techniques.
  • Build a knowledge and awareness of growing mediums and favourable conditions for crop production.
  • Make observations, collect data, and write-up recommendations.
  • Advise farmers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options.
  • Advise farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programmes.

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