OFO No: 213201
Other names for Agricultural Advisor:
What is an Agricultural Advisor?
An Agricultural Advisor supports established and developing farmers, as well as to anyone in the agribusiness.
The Agricultural Advisor develops a strong connection with the agricultural sector in a specific region and determines its farming needs and progress.
A major way in which Agricultural Advisors support farmers and agribusinesses is by conducting demonstrations, training classes and programs.
Agricultural Advisors will also strategize and implement plans for agricultural/rural development.
What does an Agricultural Advisor do?
- schedules frequent visits to farmers and business
- identifies agricultural methodological and production problems
- collaborates with farmers and agri-businesses to develop new strategies for production
- advises farmers on farming techniques, feed, equipment, livestock, etc
- holds training sessions and demonstrations
- records and manages progress.
- writes reports
Are you … ?
- a people person?
- a leader?
- able to explain ideas clearly and effectively?
- someone who enjoys being outside?
- interested in solving problems?
How do I become an Agricultural Advisor?
The following degrees would be most beneficial to have in order to become an Agricultural Advisor:
- Bachelor of Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science Agriculture
- Bachelor of Science Horticulture
- Bachelor of Commerce Agribusiness Management
- Bachelor of Science Agriculture in Animal Science
- Bachelor of Science Agriculture in Animal Science/Pasture Science
Institutions that may offer these courses:
- North West University
- University of KZN
- University of Limpopo
- CLICK HERE to check for a training institution near you to see what they offer.
- Make sure you understand their entry requirements for each course.
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Is becoming an Agricultural Advisor the right career choice for me?