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:

Olds College
Olds, Alberta, CA

Related Program(s):
Agricultural Management - Agricommerce Diploma
Agricultural Management - Production Diploma
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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 May 10, 2012