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 Livestock Representative
Agricultural Soil and Crop Specialist
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.