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Review plant, animal and farming techniques to improve the sustainability and productivity of farms and agricultural businesses.

What's it like to be an Agronomist?

Agronomists act as the liaison between a farmer and researchers. They review research findings and recommend solutions to improve the productivity of a farm. These solutions may include new scientific develops that will help the operation to grow.


Tasks and duties

  • Collecting and analysing data and samples of produce, feed and soil.
  • Advising farmers about techniques to improve production of crops and livestock.
  • Identifying issues such as livestock or crop disease or pests and weeds.
  • Providing advice on breeding and caring for farm animals.
  • Conducting and reviewing environmental factors impacting crop production or pasture growth.
  • Identifying agricultural problems and researching procedures and techniques to solve them.
  • Researching new technology and advancements in agriculture.
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An Agronomist may spend their time examining crops for signs of disease or problems caused by weeds, insects or soil. They develop techniques and work with farmers to help them improve their farm’s efficiency.

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How to become an Agronomist

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To become an Agronomist, you will usually be required to complete a diploma level qualification or a degree in agriculture or agricultural science.

  1. Complete a vocational qualification such as the Diploma of Agriculture (AHC50116).
  2. Consider undertaking a bachelor-level degree in agricultural science or agriculture and technology.
  3. Advance your career in the agricultural sector by taking a Masters of Agricultural Science.

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