Job description District Representative, Government Agricultural Service near Brandon (MB)

Find out what work is like for a district representative, government agricultural service in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists (NOC 21112).

Agricultural representatives, consultants and specialists


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.

Job duties

  • Provide counselling and advisory services to farmers on crop cultivation and fertilization, harvesting, animal and poultry care, disease prevention, farm management, farm financing, marketing and other agricultural subjects
  • Prepare and conduct advisory information sessions and lectures for farmers and other groups
  • Conduct research, analyze agricultural data and prepare research reports
  • Liaise with researchers, educators and government or business managers on matters pertaining to farming and agriculture
  • Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given
  • May operate unmanned aerial vehicle/drone to map drainage, plant seeds, analyze crop health and identify areas of stress and evenly spray fertilizers or pesticides.

Job titles

  • agricultural consultant
  • agricultural extension supervisor
  • agricultural livestock specialist
  • agricultural representative
  • agricultural soil and crop specialist
  • agriculturist
  • agrologist
  • agronomist
  • consulting agrologist
  • crop specialist
  • farm management consultant
  • field service adviser - agriculture
  • field service agent - agriculture
  • growers' advisor
  • professional agrologist (P.Ag.)

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