Advises, instructs, and assists individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home economics activities. Demonstrates procedures and applies research findings to solve problems; and instructs and trains in product development, sales, and the use of machinery and equipment to promote general welfare. Includes county agricultural agents, feed and farm management advisors, home economists, and extension service advisors.
This career is part of the Education and Training cluster Teaching/Training pathway.
A person in this career:
- Collects and evaluates data to determine community program needs.
- Prepares and distributes leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.
- Conducts classes or delivers lectures on subjects such as nutrition, home management, and farming techniques.
- Researches information requested by farmers.
- Collaborates with producers to diagnose and prevent management and production problems.
- Advises farmers and demonstrates techniques in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, and financial planning.
- Conducts field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services.
- Organizes, advises, and participates in community activities and organizations such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.
- Acts as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groups.
- Collaborates with social service and health care professionals to advise individuals and families on home management practices such as budget planning, meal preparation, and time management.