Farming Consultant








What is a Farming Consultant? 

A Farming Consultant is like a farm owner’s right hand person. A Farming Consultant’s job is to assist a farm owner in almost every aspect of their farm.  It therefore stands to reason that Farming Consultants need to have a very varied and up-to-date knowledge base. 

Some Farming Consultants will specialise in just one area, for example: Genetics & breeding patterns. 

What does a Farming Consultant do? (depending what they specialise in)

  • assists farmers with organising their budgets
  • advisse on how to improve the quality of their livestock
  • tests soil for seed plantation
  • advises on fertilizers and manage order & delivery thereof
  • provides training to staff
  • keeps farmers up to date with new developments and technology
  • assists farmers with regard to new equipment
  • assists farmers with staff, mediation and disputes
  • acts as legal advisors
  • keeps up to date with everything new in the agricultural sector

Are you . . . ?

  • passionate about farming?
  • a good communicator?
  • observant?
  • a good listener?
  • a people’s person?
  • willing to work long and unusual hours if necessary?
  • willing to work in remote areas?
  • organised?

How do I become a Farming Consultant? 

Farming Consultants usually specialise. It will depend on what you want to ‘consult’ in. Obviously the more varied your skills, the more employable you may become. 


OTHER CAREERS TO CONSIDER: Animal Trainer … or … Wildlife Rehabilitator

Is becoming a Farming Consultant the right career choice for me?