Crop advisors are knowledgeable about plants and soil. They maintain a close relationship with their client and scout their fields for problems that may arise during the growing season. They make recommendations on things ranging from seed to fertilizer and from pest management to disease treatment.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agronomy, soils, plant or crop science. Pest control advisor license preferred along with being a Certified Crop Advisor.
To pursue a career as a Crop Advisor:
The following courses are recommended: agriculture education, biology, math, statistics and accounting.
Where can I work?
Being a crop advisor you have the potential to have a lot of flexibility. Some people work as a crop advisor part-time or work full-time and are self-employed. You can work for agriculture retailers or consulting firms.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a crop advisor will be excellent over the next five years.
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