Agricultural Consultant in United States

at a Confidential Company

Consulting/Business Strategy & Planning
Minimum Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
1 - 3 years
Employment Type
Full Time
Male or Female
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Job Description

Agricultural Consultant Job Description

*Agricultural consultants are specialist advisers who provide technical, commercial and financial advice and information to farming, agricultural and public sector staff.

*Agricultural consultants provide advice on the use and management of agricultural land.

*Typically they specialise either in business or technical expertise.

*Specialists in the former area advise agricultural landowners on financial issues and business strategy;

*While technical specialists consider how to make the most effective use of the land.

*Technical specialists often focus on a particular area, such as pollution control, forestry consultancy, or crop rotation.

*The ultimate aim of an agricultural consultant is to balance the commercial viability of agricultural land with sustainable development.

Duties and Responsibilities

*Visiting farms to conduct analyses and collect data, such as crop yield;

*Measuring, analysing and interpreting data;

*Conducting land valuations;

*Advising on compliance with current legislation and use of governmental schemes;

*Giving demonstrations;

*Making presentations;

*Writing technical publications;

*Preparing reports;

*Developing and maintaining a set of client contacts;

*Maintaining awareness of developments in your area of specialisation, as well as the wider agricultural sector;

*Attending conferences;

*Advertising and marketing services.

Qualifications and Training

*A degree in soil/earth sciences, agriculture, horticulture, crop/plant science or animal science is normally the minimum academic requirement for entry into the profession.

*A relevant postgraduate qualification may be necessary for overseas work, and further study into a niche area may help career progression.

*Postgraduate qualifications in business or land/estate management may be useful.

*Prior experience of the agricultural industry is essential.

Skills and Specifications

*Due to the nature of the work, it helps if graduates enjoy working outdoors.

*A valid driving licence.


*Good written and oral communication skills;

*Sales and persuasion skills, along with the ability to maintain relationships;

*Technical and analytical skills;

*Business acumen;

*Proficiency in IT;

*The ability to work well within a team.
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