Agricultural Consultant

Use your skills to advise on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.

Agricultural Consultant

Agricultural Consultant

Roles and responsibilities

Your tasks will include:

  • collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
  • advising farmers and farm managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production (economical and environmental)
  • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
  • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Your tasks will include:

  • collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed, soil and other factors affecting production
  • advising farmers and farm managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • advising farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • studying the environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth, animal breeding, and the growth and health of forest trees
  • studying the effects of cultivation techniques, soils, insects and plant diseases on animal, crop and forest production
  • developing procedures and techniques for solving agricultural problems and improving the efficiency of production (economical and environmental)
  • managing forest resources to maximise their long-term commercial, recreational and environmental benefits for the community
  • studying the propagation and culture of forest trees, methods for improving the growth of stock, and the effects of thinning on forest yields
  • preparing plans for reafforestation and devising efficient harvesting systems
  • investigating, planning and implementing management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics

Undergraduate Courses To Become

Agricultural Consultant

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Agricultural Consultant

Postgraduate study is recommended for this occupation.

Relevant postgraduate courses include:
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Agricultural Consultant

Research study is not necessarily required for this occupation, but may be helpful for career advancement.

Relevant research courses include: