Farm Advisor / Consultant

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Farm Advisors / Consultants provide professional advice to farmers on how to improve the profitability, efficiency, and sustainability of their farm systems.

There are many kinds of Farm Advisors / Consultants who help farmers in different ways. You might work for an agricultural or horticultural business, an insurance, fertiliser or dairy company, or be a specialist in animal breeding or research. You might work for a government agency or be self-employed.

Generally, you need a Bachelor’s degree in:

  • Agricultural Science (Agri-Science)
  • Science (Agriculture)
  • Commerce (Agriculture)
  • Agribusiness
  • Economics-Agriculture

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School subjects

Recommended secondary school subjects include English, Biology, Chemistry, Statistics and Modelling; Science, Maths with Calculus, Economics / Accounting, Geography.

Tertiary study

It’s preferred you have a tertiary qualification. Find out about the course, the campus, city life, and lifestyle you can expect, find out where to study.

Where to study

About DairyNZ

DairyNZ is an organisation that, through research, events, services, education and policy, works with dairy farmers to secure and enhance the profitability, sustainability and competitiveness of New Zealand dairy farming. New Zealand dairy farmers pay DairyNZ a levy to support them.