Agricultural Technician

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Associate's Degree

Feeding 8-billion people is no easy feat – and as the global population approaches this threshold, the demand for food and agricultural products only continues to increase. Agriculture technician support improved farm efficiency, productivity and sustainability by conducting experiments and coordinating the operation of farming fields. Agriculture technicians are problem solvers – they set up and maintain lab equipment, collect crop and/or animal samples, record data, research and analyze findings. To address the ongoing challenges both locally and globally, agricultural technicians’ ongoing research and implementation is critical.

Also known as: Agricultural Research Technologist, Laboratory Technician (Lab Tech), Research Assistant, Research Associate, Research Specialist, Research Technician, Seed Analyst, Senior Agricultural Assistant
Prepare and perform tests in laboratory and field settings
Analyze and apply data to develop sustainable agricultural methods
Prepare data summaries, analyses and presentations to document research findings
Perform traditional agricultural duties, including the operation and maintenance of farm machinery, land preparation and crop production with increased record-keeping duties
Train and supervise personnel in the laboratory and in the field

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