Agricultural Representatives, Consultants and Specialists

(NOC 2123)
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Career Description

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists provide assistance and advice to farmers on all aspects of farm management, cultivation, fertilization, harvesting, soil erosion and composition, disease prevention, nutrition, crop rotation and marketing.

Duties May Include


  • 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 animal science, field crops, horticulture, soil science, irrigation or drainage, farm management, marketing, agricultural economics, land use, and environmental management, appraisal or extension and education.

Examples of Titles

Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Livestock Representative
Agricultural Soil and Crop Specialist
Agrologist

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

Red Deer Polytechnic
Red Deer, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agriculture Bachelor; University Transfer
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University of the Fraser Valley
Abbotsford, British Columbia, CA

Related Program(s):
Agriculture Technology Diploma
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University of Alberta
Edmonton, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agricultural and Resource Economics Bachelor
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Modified on January 26, 2022