Agricultural consultants (IT) help to ensure that their business is running efficiently and effectively through offering advice, support and solutions. Agricultural consultants usually advise on technical or business matters to do with agronomy, nutrition, livestock, environment and conservations, waste management, and other technical applications in the agriculture industry. Typical job duties for an agricultural consultant (IT) include assisting clients with planning, applications and legislative advice, the collection and analysis of data to measure and improve performance, planning and implementing improvements for clients, keeping up to date with developments in the agriculture industry, and preparing and modifying operating plans.
A bachelor's degree in information technology with a focus on agriculture will improve the chances for employment. Helpful job skills include strong communication skills in order to develop relationships with clients, decision-making skills, technical and analytical skills, attention to detail, and ability to explain findings to clients. The future job market outlook for agriculture consultant (IT) is strong and increasing.