Agricultural Advisor

OFO No: 213201

Other names for Agricultural Advisor:

Agriculture Advisor
Agriculture Economic Advisor
Agriculture Extension Officer
Agriculture Field Officer
Agriculture Mentor
Animal Husbandry Consultant / Advisor
Farm Consultant / Advisor
Farm Economic Techniques Advisor
Field Husbandry Consultant / Advisor
Floriculture Consultant / Advisor
Horticulture Consultant / Advisor
Landcare Officer
Orchard Consultant
Pasture Consultant
Vegetable Consultant

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?
  • organized?
  • 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



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OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER:  Agricultural Inspector … or … Agronomist … or … Farm Worker

Is becoming an Agricultural Advisor the right career choice for me?