Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists

(NOC 2123)

Career Description

Agricultural representatives, consultants, and specialists provide information/advice regarding nutrition to companies, government, and the public.

Duties May Include

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists may perform some or all of the following duties:

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 conduct advisory information sessions and lectures for farmers and other groups;

Conduct research, analyze agricultural data and prepare research reports;

Liaise with researchers, educators and government or business managers on matters pertaining to farming and agriculture;

Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given.

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists may specialize in specific aspects of agriculture such as agricultural economics, animal science, environmental management, appraisal or extension and education, farm management, field crops, horticulture, irrigation or drainage, land use, and marketing and soil science.

Examples of Titles

Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Livestock Representative
Agricultural Soil and Crop Specialist

Here are some schools that have programs related to this career:

Trent University
Peterborough, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems - Specialization in Applied Agriculture (B.A.) Bachelor; Honours
Sustainable Agriculture and Food Systems - Specialization in Applied Agriculture (B.Sc.) Bachelor; Honours
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University of Regina
Regina, Saskatchewan, CA

Related Program(s):
Pre-Agriculture & Bioresources Bachelor
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Red Deer College
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agriculture Bachelor; University Transfer
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University of Guelph
Guelph, Ontario, CA

Related Program(s):
Food, Agricultural, and Resource Economics Bachelor; Honours
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University of Lethbridge
Lethbridge, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agricultural Biotechnology Bachelor
Agricultural Biotechnology Bachelor; Co-op
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Modified on May 10, 2012