Career outlook for agricultural consultant
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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
Advising on machinery, farming methods health and safety and pest control – these are just a few of the things agricultural consultants might do on a daily basis.
In this job you’d offer technical, business and financial advice and information to farmers, landowners and other agricultural staff.
If a client came to you with a problem you would typically collect information and data to help analyse the problem. This might involve soil sampling, crop sampling. You’d then develop a solution, plan and implement improvements for the client, while also meeting agricultural practice standards.
Things you might do:
- Meet clients to find out about their business or technical requirements
- Help with business planning, planning applications, grant applications, legislative advice and new business ventures
- Organise and conduct field trials to find solutions to your clients' problems
- Prepare reports to analyse and outline findings
- Write leaflets, technical documents and press releases and articles
- Completing planning applications
- Visit farms to carry out analysis and collect data
- Keep up to date with relevant developments in agriculture, for example the use of drones to monitor crop growth
- Provide specialist advice on climate change related measures and conservation
UK employment status
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- Building relationships
- Verbal communication
- Written communication
- Attention to detail
- Developing a plan
- Time management
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