Inspire. Advise. Improve seed or crop production. If that sounds exciting, you may enjoy a career as a crop advisor, crops systems specialist or a nutrient management specialist.
A crop advisor works to improve how a business or company manages and utilizes data from the seed or crop production process. They coordinate data collection initiatives and aid in strategic decision making.
A career as a crop advisor usually entails:
To work in this field, you need to have a good grasp of soil science and agriculture and/or horticulture. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan, execute, analyse and document research projects of a large scale.
Those working in crop advising earn a median salary of $44,680 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in the industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 9.4%.
Almost half of these positions require an associate’s degree and half require a bachelor’s degree. A graduate level certificate gives a significant edge in the job market.
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There are many different types of crop advisory jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates qualify for:
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