Agrologists provide advice and services related to agricultural and environmental science and technology.
- Communicate with the research community to develop and extend new technologies and practices to producers for their agricultural businesses.
- Develop and administer government regulations and programs.
- Supervise and manage activities on public land used for agricultural purposes such as ranching and grazing.
- Foster the use of best management practices for farming and livestock production techniques.
- Collect and analyze samples and interpret the results.
- Prepare and conduct advisory information sessions and lectures for farmers, livestock producers, and other relevant groups.
- Conduct inspections and oversee food safety programs and bio-security.
- Conduct research.
Skills and Qualifications:
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- High organizational skills
- Excellent analysis and problem solving skills
- Proficient conflict management skills
Education and Training:
A minimum of Bachelor’s degree in agrology or other related disciplines in environmental or agricultural science that is recognized by the Alberta Institute of Agrologists (AIA). Only AIA registered members may call themselves a Professional Agrologist.
Salary and Wages:
Average hours worked: 37.5 hours per week
Average wage: $41.93 per hour
Average salary (Alberta): $81,051.00 per annum