Agriculture consultant is a very important job in the field of agriculture. He is the consultant to the food provider, farmer, and is his sole guide on whom he can rely and depend upon for maintaining high food production and effectively managing the livestock. An agriculture consultant gives consultation to both farmers and farm managers on how to improve the crop yield and maintain the productivity of soil. Besides, he is responsible for saving the crop and livestock from pests, weeds and other livestock diseases. Well he could be a person of importance who can share his valuable advice with the agricultural businesses, rural industries and government for the production and processing of farm products. This is one of the highest paid jobs in the world.
Australia has shortage of Agriculture Consultants since 2017.
Agriculture is one of the most regulated industries in our society today, so it is befitting that there are lawyers who specialize in laws pertaining to agriculture. These lawyers deal with water, environmental issues, agricultural labor, marketing, land use, pesticide use, and seed issues.
What agriculture lawyer does?
Agriculture lawyer has varied duties from assisting farmers in succession planning in order to help preserve farms for future generations to providing guidance in regulatory compliance. They have to be a source of information to those in the agricultural industry on labor and employment laws and understand environmental legislation vs. landowner rights. Further, they could assist in the implementation of federal farm policies applied within the state and provide assistance in preventing fraud and deception in packaging and labelling of products. They could be seen giving general legal counsel to individuals, companies or organizations. They identify and carry out opportunities to help protect farms from urban sprawl and activists.
What education and training is required?
Becoming an agricultural lawyer requires a bachelor’s degree, and passing a bar exam.Agricultural lawyers may work independently or may be hired by an organization or company. You have the ability to live and work just about anywhere in the country as all regions have their own specific needs and issues they are dealing with.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an Agriculture Consultant/ agricultural lawyer will be great over the next 10 years as climate change debates hot up.