An Agronomist works with farmers to improve the quality of their crop or livestock. You’ll analyse agricultural production to observe problem issues and identify areas of concern. You might collect samples from the field or record data for analysis. An Agronomist may examine current research and provide advice on possible solutions. You’ll look at a range of possible scenarios to improve production and ensure future crops are healthy.
Agronomists work closely with farmers and agricultural researchers so you’ll need to be good with people and able to communicate effectively. You’ll need good analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be comfortable working outdoors but you’ll also need to be able to operate office technology. Agronomists need a strong understanding of the agricultural industry and should be able to interpret new research.
There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Agronomist.