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Agricultural Extension Agent Job Description

An agricultural extension agent is a person whose job is to enlighten and educate farmers on new developments in the field of agriculture. An agricultural extension agent usually travels to rural areas to advice and provide information on latest agricultural developments to farmers so as to help them improve their farming methods and techniques.

An agricultural extension agent should be enthusiastic, organized, assertive, resourceful, responsible and helpful, and have the ability to relate to a wide range of people. They should also be able to communicate effectively to breakdown and explain complex information to others in the simplest of ways.

What does an Agricultural Extension Agent do?

Agricultural extension agents may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Agricultural extension agents usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends to complete projects. They may travel to visit farms, ranches, dairies, aquaculture facilities, and other agricultural business sites, and be away from home for a period of time.

What is Required to Become an Agric Extension Agent?

To become an agricultural extension agent, you will need to have a degree in agricultural extension or a related discipline.


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Agricultural extension agent need to have:



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