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Farm Management Consultant

Advise farmers, agricultural businesses, rural industries and government on all aspects of farming including production and farm business.

Alternative Titles

  • Agricultural Adviser
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Whole Farm Planner

Tasks

  • Collect and analyse data on factors affecting production
  • Advise farmers and farm managers on techniques for improving the production of crops and livestock, and alternative agricultural options
  • Advise farmers on issues such as livestock and crop disease, control of pests and weeds, soil improvement, animal husbandry and feeding programs
  • Study environmental factors affecting commercial crop production, pasture growth and animal breeding
  • Investigate, plan and implement management procedures to cope with the effects of fires, floods, droughts, soil erosion, insect pests and diseases

Personal Requirements

  • problem solving skills
  • observational skills
  • like science and plants
  • communication skills
  • organisational skills
  • work independently and as part of a team
  • research skills