Agricultural Extension Supervisor

Agricultural Extension Supervisor 

Main Topic: Places and Regions
Secondary Topic: Environment and Society 

Overview: Agricultural extension supervisors play a crucial role in promoting agricultural productivity, increasing food security, improving rural livelihoods, and promoting agriculture as an engine of economic growth. Agricultural extension supervisors are responsible for advising, instructing, and assisting individuals and families engaged in agriculture or agricultural-related processes. Fieldwork may involve working around large animals and large equipment, which implies some risk of injury while performing their job duties. Some knowledge of animal behavior and farm equipment safety can help to reduce the chance of injury. Agricultural extension supervisors may be required to travel quite a bit to perform their job duties, especially if they are assigned to a large territory. Travel may be for the purpose of visiting farms, ranches, hatcheries, dairies, stables, orchards, fields, bee farms, aquaculture facilities, and a variety of other agricultural business locations during their day. Some duties include: Schedule and make periodic visits to farmersDemonstrate feeding techniques and instruct on proper health maintenance of livestockDemonstrate and teach proper growing and harvesting practicesAdvise farmers concerning financial planning and managementAssist farmers with soil and herbage collection for sampling purposesAssist farmers with the purchase and sale of supplies and goodsConduct agricultural research, analyze data, and prepare research reports based on findingsAct as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groupsConduct field demonstrations of new products, techniques or services. 

Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Environmental Geographers  

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Regional GeographyEnvironmental Management 

Skills: Natural Resource Management 

paces - environment

Written by Christopher Hinojosa