Agriculture Representatives, Consultants & Specialists
Learn about this occupation – including typical duties, education required, salary and job outlook information, job boards and more.
Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists provide assistance and advice to farmers on all aspects of farm management, cultivation, fertilization, harvesting, soil erosion and composition, disease prevention, nutrition, crop rotation and marketing. They are employed by businesses, institutions and governments that assist the farming community, or they may be self-employed. (National Occupational Classification)
This profile page includes information about Agrologists, Farm Management Advisors, and other Agricultural Specialists in agricultural science and business. A range of representatives and consultants are employed in the agricultural industry and professionals in this occupational group may be involved in work that also falls under other titles. You may wish to view those links to the right for additional or more tailored information.
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC 21112) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis: Agrologist - Alberta-based occupational information
- Sokanu - profiles & videos: Agrologist
- Sokanu - profiles & videos: Agricultural Inspector
- Sokanu - profiles & videos: Livestock Feed Sales Rep
- Your Life - Your Agriculture - career video from Agriculture in the Classroom
- Agricultural Specialist - Career profiles from ECO.ca
- Career Mentor profile - U of M alumnus, Landscape Resource Specialist
- Interview: Agrologist - from StudyinCanada.com
- AgCareers.com Profiles: Agronomist
- AgCareers.com Profiles: Risk Management Specialist
- and more at AgCareers.com
- Career Resources - from the American Society of Agronomy
- Agrology: Areas of Practice - Agrologists Canada
- A Day in the Life: Territory Sales Assistant - Summer Student profile from TalentEgg.ca
U of M Academic Calendar
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Faculty and Department Homepages
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Exploring Other Education Options
- Agriculture Education - North American Post-Secondary Institutions from AgCareers.com
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Labour market information
Labour market information informs users of supply and demand for specific occupations and sectors. It includes such things as salary and job outlook information. These resources support informed career decision making and job search efforts.
- Job Bank: Trend Analysis (Winnipeg region) - Government of Canada
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Agribusiness Job Outlook Reports - Market Research from AgCareers.com
Professional associations may organize events and provide directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities may also be available: engage, learn and network!
- Agrologists Manitoba (Manitoba Institute of Agrologists)
- Canadian Association of Farm Advisors (CAFA)
- Canadian Consulting Agrologists Association
- Canadian Agricultural Economics Association
- Canadian Agri-Marketing Association
- Manitoba Chapter of Canadian Agri-Marketing Association
- American Society of Agricultural Consultants
- International Farm Management Association
- Canadian Association of Management Consultants - offers Certified Agricultural Consultant (CAC) designation
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
These resources provide industry news, labour market information and a list of potential employers. Remember, there are usually multiple industries worth exploring.
- Keystone Agricultural Producers of Manitoba - commodity groups
- Find an Agrologist - Agrologists Manitoba
- Agricultural Manufactures of Canada - member directory
- Crop Life Canada - members
- Farm Advisor Listing - CAFA
- Listing of agriculture and food industry associations - Government of Canada
- Canadian Federation of Agriculture - Farm & Commodity Organizations list
- Canadian Agricultural Human Resource Council
- AgSearch.com - North American Business Directory
Search occupations of interest in the industry-specific job boards below to learn about skill requirements, employers, job duties and available jobs. You may also wish to search more general online job boards.