What is a Grain & Seed Broker?
A Grain and Seed Broker is the ‘middle man’ between farms and businesses interested in buying grain and seed.Grain and Seed Brokers have the responsibility to get the best deal for both the farmer and interested buyers.Grain and Seed Brokers are good negotiators.It is also important that Grain and Seed Brokers pay attention to the commodities market and follow and predict future trends.
What does a Grain & Seed Broker do?
- reviews grain and seed crops to determine its value
- delivers grain and seed samples to potential buyers
- negotiates contracts between farmer and buyer
- arranges the logistics of transporting and storing purchased grain and seed
- maintains records of all transactions between buyer and seller
Are you … ?
- good at negotiating
- good communicator – both orally and in written communication
- someone with good customer service skills
How do I become a Grain & Seed Broker?
A BSc / BCom Agricultural Economics is advised in becoming a Grain and Seed Broker.
The BSc Agricultural Economics programme is 4 years and the BCom Agricultural Economics is 3 years.
Can be done at:
- UNIVERSITY OF STELLENBOSCH
- UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
- UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU – NATAL
- UNIVERSITY OF THE FREE STATE
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