1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
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      Agricultural Adviser
      Agricultural Consultant

Advises farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on the production, processing and distribution of farm products.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:
  • visits farms to inspect livestock and crops
  • collects, analyses and evaluates data and samples of produce, feed, soil or other factors affecting production
  • advises farmers on improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural enterprises
  • advises farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • may demonstrate practical procedures used in solving agricultural problems or improving the efficiency of production
  • may advise on production planning, financing and risk management

Specialisations:
Land Care Officer

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