Agriculture professional adviser

Agriculture professional adviser

Provide technical advice to farmers and growers

In this role, you’ll be responsible for providing accurate research-informed advice to farmers and growers, working with a range of industry experts including scientists, independent experts, research organisations and other advisers. A large proportion of the working day is spent on grower premises, such as farms, nurseries, estates and glasshouses, of varying sizes and often outside in all weathers. You’ll be accountable and expected to use your own initiative, working alone and with high levels of autonomy, as you consult with and provide technical advice to farmers and growers to help them support their crop husbandry, based on latest scientific thinking, environmental requirements and in line with legislation and policy. Duties include maintaining and developing relationships with farmers and growers; assessing grower cropping challenges and providing tailored advice and demonstrating clear communication skills with the ability to convey complex information objectively in both verbal and written forms.

 

Duration: 30 months

Relevant school subjects: Science, ICT

Entry requirements: Depend on employer, but likely GCSEs or equivalent qualifications and an agriculture-related further education course

Achievement upon completion: Level 6 (Degree)—equivalent to a bachelor’s degree

Potential salary upon completion: £25,000 per annum

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