Students Persuade Career Profile Digital Agriculture Consultant Food badges: Education and Advocacy Holland Code: Persuade I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. Virginia Rometty, CEO of IBM In A Nutshell I am responsible for doing market research and learning from successful businesses. I assist farmers and others working along the food supply system to stay up to date with the latest technology and digital innovations. I pay attention to trends and identify new technologies that can improve agriculture. Swipe Potential Salary Range $53,000 - 90,000 Annually Which provinces would this job be in? AB Alberta BC British Columbia MB Manitoba NB New Brunswick NL Newfoundland & Labrador NS Nova Scotia NU Nunavut NWT Northwest Territories ON Ontario PEI Prince Edward Island QC Quebec SK Saskwatchewan YT Yukon Territories I mostly work out of the office, but I do get to meet with clients on their farms and within other businesses. I also attend a lot of meetings and conferences to stay informed on the latest trends to help my clients succeed. Workplace Indoor Job Requirements & Duties Work with clients across the food system to understand their challenges, identify opportunities, and help guide them in their digital journey Help companies stay up to date on the latest technology and digital innovations Conduct market research and an analysis of industry best practices, trends, and the current state of technology Prepare and conduct advisory meetings and presentations for farmers and other groups Liaise with researchers, educators, government, or business managers on matters relating to farming and agriculture trends Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given Education & Training A bachelor’s degree in agricultural engineering, information technology (IT), or agriculture business is required for this job. 100all Job Outlook As agriculture moves towards automation and continues to innovate, these skilled professionals will be increasingly valuable. These jobs will be more abundant as farmers continue to incorporate digital technology on their farms. Related School Subjects Career Education Practical Applied Arts Science What words come to mind when thinking about this career? Technology Business Consultation Research Important Skills Computer & Technological Modern agriculture uses a lot of technology; my role involves helping farmers harness that technology and adapt new digital solutions that can help them make the most of their land in terms of productivity, while also keeping the environment in mind. Coaching & Mentoring Technology can be intimidating for a lot of people. I consult people on how to select which technology they should use on their farm and ensure the right people are involved to support. I want all farmers and businesses to succeed! Research Agriculture is always evolving with new digital technology and industry trends. I need to stay up to date with the latest information for my clients and help identify which of these trends are worth investing in. Verbal Communication Digital agriculture can be a confusing topic, even for those working in the agriculture industry! I need to ensure I explain the latest trends and recommendations in a way they can understand to make informed decisions. Swipe The Best Things About This Job Are… Helps Others Continuous Learning Has Business Perks Problem Solving Work Changes Daily Similar Careers Precision Agriculture Specialist Agricultural Business Advisor Continuous Improvement Specialist Helpful Links What Is Digital Consulting Service and Why Does Your Business Need It? How to be an Agriculture Consultant Agriculture 4.0: The Canadian Agtech Ecosystem What is digital agriculture? snapAG- Grain Farm Technology snapAG- Today's Farm Career Glossary Liaison Digital Innovative Digital Technologies Trend References Agricultural Consultant in Canada- Job Bank Digital Consultant average salary in Canada 2022 Precision Agriculture Specialist | Career Profile | AgCareers.com Disclaimer All career information has been gathered from a variety of sources and compiled to provide a general idea as to what each career could entail. Agriculture in the Classroom Canada is committed to doing our best to ensure the information is current and reliable. However, we will not be liable for the accuracy of the information. Please contact us if you notice errors or would like to provide feedback.