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Agronomist Job Description, Career as an Agronomist, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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Education and Training: College

Salary: Median—$51,200 per year

Employment Outlook: Fair

Definition and Nature of the Work

Agronomists are plant and soil scientists who study and try to improve on the process of growing farm crops. They help farmers use their land more effectively and suggest methods to increase yields. Agronomists also aid in solving or preventing problems with soil and crops.

Many agronomists work for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Department of the Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs, and state or local government agencies. Some work for agricultural colleges, agricultural service companies, or firms that maintain or make loans for agricultural lands. Others work for seed companies or concerns that make food products. Many agronomists are also self-employed consultants.

Agronomists do a considerable amount of work in the field, conducting research on the land or consulting with farmers. They also spend time in offices and research laboratories. An agronomist may specialize in a particular crop or a certain aspect of crop production. For example, one agronomist might concentrate on developing better methods of growing wheat, while another might focus on preventing soil erosion, and a third on combating weeds, crop diseases, or pest infestations.

Education and Training Requirements

Interested candidates must have a four-year college degree in agronomy or a related area, such as soil conservation, agriculture education, or general agriculture. A graduate degree may be necessary for some positions and is generally very helpful in the field. At least one college in every state offers degree programs related to agriculture.

Getting the Job

College placement offices and government employment offices can offer job placement assistance. The state departments advertise civil service examinations An agronomist checks a special type of corn being grown for a project on seed reproduction capabilities. (USDA-ARS.) required for government jobs in monthly bulletins. Contact the U.S. Department of Agriculture or write directly to large agriculture concerns to inquire about openings.

Experience in farming or conservation work, even on a part-time or seasonal basis, is a significant advantage.

Advancement Possibilities and Employment Outlook

Experience, coupled with an advanced degree, may lead to such positions as manager of a research station, agency administrator, or project supervisor. Teaching and research positions are available to those with a doctoral degree.

The employment of agronomists is expected to grow as fast as or slower than the average through the year 2014. Jobs will arise out of the need to replace workers leaving the field. Those holding advanced degrees will have the best chances of finding jobs.

Working Conditions

Agronomists have the advantage of being able to spend much of their time outdoors, except during inclement weather. Most agronomists spend part of their time conducting tests and research in laboratories and writing reports in their offices. They generally work regular hours, but some agronomists may be required to travel.

Where to Go for More Information

American Society of Agronomy
677 South Segoe Rd.
Madison, WI 53711
(608) 273-8080
http://www.agronomy.org

Earnings and Benefits

Salaries depend largely on education. Agronomists earn a median annual salary of $51,200 per year. Those working for the federal government earn an average of $73,573 per year. Benefits include paid vacations and sick days, medical coverage, and pension plans.

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over 6 years ago

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almost 5 years ago

Next year iam going to graduate Bsc agronomy at Sokoine University of Agriculture found in Tanzania.how can i get sponsor for master degree?

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over 6 years ago

i am interested to on that position, i have BSc degree in horticultural science.

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almost 6 years ago

currently doing my second level in Agronomy and i cant wait to be an agronomist sum day

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about 6 years ago

i am studing MSC(Agronomy)

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almost 6 years ago

im doing crop prodution at tshwane university of tecnology . so i want to know if i can speciliase with agronomics

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over 5 years ago

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about 6 years ago

STUDENT AT BUNDA COLLEGE OF AGRICUTURE(GRONOMIST)

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almost 7 years ago

Thanks alot because your website has helped me very much. Im an agricultural science student and was wondering which field to further advance my studies until now Im more than happy to become an agronomist.

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about 6 years ago

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over 6 years ago

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almost 7 years ago

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over 5 years ago

I've been working in the banking industry right out of High School. I've always been interestest in agronomy ever since I was young. I am 35 years old and I contemplating going back to school to become an agronomist. I am a bit afraid since I've been out of School for quite a while and to be honest I feel a bit old. Anyone who can give me some advice would be much appreciated.

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about 6 years ago

i am studing MSC(Agronomy)

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over 3 years ago

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almost 5 years ago

I am writing to apply for the position of Agricultural Technician/Agronomist. I am enclosing a completed job application, and my resume and three references.
The opportunity presented in this listing is very interesting, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include:
• I have successfully passed the 2008 PRC board examination for Agriculturist
• I strive for continued excellence
• I provide exceptional contributions to customer service for all customers
With a Ph.D degree in Agricuture major in Agronomy, I have a full understanding of the Agronomy/ Crop Physiology. I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed.
kindly tell Immigration Procedure for Agriculture Graduate especially Agronomist with experience of Water management.
At present, I working at the Soil conservation at Gujrat, Pakistan.
Please see my resume for additional information on my experience.
I can be reached anytime via email at ijazscogujrat@gmail.com. or my cell phone, 0923016864932.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.


Sincerely,

Ijaz Ahmad
Soil Conservation Officer
Gujrat Pakistan

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over 4 years ago

I shall graduate Bsc Agronomy next year 2013 at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.How can I get a Msc degree sponsorship?

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almost 5 years ago

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about 5 years ago

I am a graduate from University for Development Studies, Tamale-Ghana with BSC Agriculture Technology(Agronomy option). I find it neccessary good to persue my masters in Agronomy but the means to travel outside for this course is not available so i need a Philanthropist to support me to persue my masters in this vital course.

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about 5 years ago

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almost 6 years ago

im an agronomy student at the midlands state university in zimbabwe and would want to work for your organisation how can i brek through

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almost 6 years ago

CURRICULUM VITAE


PERSONAL
Name : Lucius Mc. Donald
Profession : Agronomist (Soil Science)
D.O.B. : 18/10/56
SEX : Male
Marital status : Married
Telephone : 7583846638 / 7585203568
E-mail : mcdonaldl@candw.lc

EDUCATION
1994 -1995 McGill University (Canada) Post Graduate Research. One year study of pesticide degradation in St.Lucia soils
Publication in Journal of Environmental Sciences. http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=MImg&_imagekey=B6T3Y-3VR11M0-8-C&_cdi=4959&_user=10&_pii=S0167880998001789&_origin=search&_coverDate=02%2F04%2F1999&_sk=999279997&view=c&wchp=dGLbVtb-zSkWA&md5=77007373456fe8824f0ba9f51b6df2fc&ie=/sdarticle.pdf
1988-1990 University of the West Indies ( St. Augustine, Trinidad)
1983-1986 College of Agriculture (Jamaica)
1980-1982 Jamaica School of Agriculture (Jamaica)
1975-1977 College of Agriculture (St. Lucia)
1969-1974 Seventh Day Academy


SHORT COURSES
1998 Communication Skills & Behavioural Psychology (St.Lucia)
1998 Performance Appraisal (St.Lucia)
1993 Environmental and Resource Management (Barbados)
1993 Nitrogen Economy in Tropical Soils (Trinidad & Tobago)
1992 Climate Impact Assessment and Management Program (Barbados)
1992 Product Stewardship Workshop (Banana Pesticides) (Santo Domingo)
1987 Plant Quarantine Training Course (St.Lucia)

QUALIFICATIONS
Bachelors Degree in General Agriculture (Majored in Soil Science) U.W.I.
Associate Degree in General Agriculture (College of Agriculture) Jamaica
Transcript of Natural Science courses (Jamaica School of Agric. Closed prematurely)
General Certificate of Education

WORK EXPERIENCE

2007 – Present Retired (Sometimes engaged in short term projects)
2000 - 2005 Lecturer (Part Time) Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
1995-1997 Lecturer (Part Time) Sir Arthur Lewis Community College
1997-1980 Agricultural Assistant 1
Extension Division – Responsible for advising farmers on all matters relating to agriculture in the Northern District.
1986-1990 Research Assistant
Assisting agronomist in the collection of water, soil and leaf samples for laboratory analyses. Perform the duties of laboratory technician.
1992-1994 Senior Crop Protection Assistant
(Plant Quarantine and Pesticide Inspector for Pest Control Board). Responsibilities entailed inspection of the entry of plant material at air and sea ports. Collection of diseased plant material for laboratory analyses. Served as pesticide inspector and secretary on the Pesticide Control Board.

1994-1996 Agronomist I
(R&D Responsible for the Soils Laboratory and Agronomy Unit )
Providing tech packs based on small experiments conducted on a variety of crops. Engaged in water quality assessment to determine suitability for irrigation.

1996-2007 Agronomist III
Head of soils Analytical Laboratory and Agronomy Unit. Engaged in providing laboratory services in an effort to improve soil nutrition and consequently crop production. Water quality assessment to determine suitability for consumption and irrigation. Conducting training sessions with Extension Officers and Farmers Groups. Acting in the absence of the Head of the Research and Development Division being responsible for the day to day activities and management of the Division in the absence of the Senior Research Officer.

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Other ACTIVITIES
1995-2005 St. Lucia Civil Service Credit Union (Committee member and Chairman of the Supervisory Committee)
1996 -2005 St.Lucia Civil Service Association. (Trade Union, General Council Member, acting secretary, 1st Vice President)
Attended Several Regional Courses relating to job, and others relating to Credit Unions and Trade Unionism.
1991 – 1993 Pesticide Control Board (Inspector and secretary)


RFERENCES
Miss. Esther Bousquet
Deputy Permanent Secretary,
Prime Minister’s Office,
Government Buildings, Waterfront, Castries.
Tel #: 468 2142

Mr. Cosmos Richardson
Cabinet Secretary,
Prime Minister’s Office
Government Buildings
Waterfront
Castries
Tel # : 468 2102

Mr. Christopher Renwick
Renwick & Co
Castries

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about 7 years ago

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almost 7 years ago

i am in interested in becoming an agronomist and presently reading in agriculture in the university

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almost 7 years ago

Samuel Moda Dabuan Jr.
Brg. Tamban, Malungon Sarangani Province
Contact Number: (0910) 6100730
Email – add: samueldabz@yahoo.com
usagi_san25@yahoo.com

Personal Background:
Name: Samuel Moda Dabuan Jr.
Adress: Brg. Tamban, Malungon Sarangani Province
Birthday: April 06, 1984
Age: 26
Height: 5’4”
Weight: 70 kls.
Religion: Christian
Status: Single
Career Objectives:
• To obtain a teaching position as field technician
• To share experiences and talent and to grow professionally.
Profile:
• A highly energetic and enthusiastic individual, specializing in Agricultural Science and field works
• Dedicated to provide the best service and quality field work in Agriculture
Experience:
DAO Seeds
Student Intern
March, 2008
Municipality of Malungon
Agriculture Department (Fielf Technician)
May, 2008 – Present
Education:
Mindanao State University – General Santos City
March, 2008
Bachelor of Science in Agriculture major in Agronomy




Christine Blaya
RECRUITMENT AND HIRING FACILITATOR
Sumifru (Philippines) Corporation
AJMR Port Complex,
Km. 20, Tibungco, Davao City, 800

November 3, 2010

Dear Madame,

Greetings,

I am writing to apply for the position of Agricultural Technician/Agronomist. I am enclosing a completed job application, and my resume and three references.
The opportunity presented in this listing is very interesting, and I believe that my strong technical experience and education will make me a very competitive candidate for this position. The key strengths that I possess for success in this position include:
• I have successfully passed the 2008 PRC board examination for Agriculturist
• I strive for continued excellence
• I provide exceptional contributions to customer service for all customers
With a BS degree in Agricuture major in Agronomy, I have a full understanding of the full life cycle of soil science, enthomology, breeding and plant culturing. I also have experience in learning and excelling at new technologies as needed.

At present, I working at the municipality of Malungon.
Please see my resume for additional information on my experience.
I can be reached anytime via email at samueldabz@yahoo.com or my cell phone, 09106100730.
Thank you for your time and consideration. I look forward to speaking with you about this employment opportunity.
Sincerely,
Samuel Moda Dabuan Jr.
__________




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almost 9 years ago

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over 5 years ago


PERSONAL DATA
________________________________________
Name : IMRAN KHAN
Father’s name :MUHAMMAD ALAM KHAN

N.I.C. # : 15602-0583382-9
Date of birth : 01-04-1988
Gender : Male
Religion : Islam
Nationality : Pakistani
Marital status : Single
Present address : Room # 102, Unit A, Hostel # 01, KPK Agricultural University Peshawar
Permanent address : Village and P/O Deolai: Tehsil & Distt: Swat.
Cell # : +92 345 8081860
Email : imran.agron@gmail.com

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
Degree Year Marks From
B.Sc (Hons) Agriculture 2008-2011 3.4/4.00 KPK Agricultural University Peshawar.
HSSC 2007 749/1100 B.I.S.E Swat
S.S.C 2005 750/1050 B.I.S.E Swat
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Computer Skills
 Windows XP/ Professional
 MS. Word
 MS. Excel
 MS. PowerPoint
 Internet
LANGUAGES
Language Speaking Writing Reading
 English Good Excellent Excellent
 Urdu Excellent Excellent Excellent
 Pashto Excellent Excellent Excellent

PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

 Six months internship in KPK Agricultural University Peshawar.
 Six months years working experience as a Research Officer in Agricultural University in HEC project.

REFERENCES

 Prof. Dr. Amanulah Jan
Department of Agronomy
KPK Agriculture University Peshawar
Cell # 0300-9366821


 Prof. Dr. Humayoon khan
Department of Agronomy
KPK, Agricultural University Peshawar
Cell # 0300-9081936

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almost 6 years ago

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about 6 years ago

STUDENT AT BUNDA COLLEGE OF AGRICUTURE(GRONOMIST)

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about 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago



Next year i am going to complete my master degree in agriculture, how can I find the job or what steps can I take to gte job? I am a namibian.

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over 4 years ago

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about 5 years ago

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about 5 years ago

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over 5 years ago

I am an Agronomist by profession. I have Master Degree in Agronomy from the University of the Philippines at Los Banos and Master Thesis from the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines. I have about 4 decades of experiences in agriculture Research and Development in Nepal.



If possible, I am interested in getting job as an Agronomist, or consultant as an Agronomist- Bhola Man Singh Basnet, basnetbms@gmail.com; Cell phone number of my daughter in Virginia, USA: 4849423344

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over 5 years ago

Hi there! I am very much interested to join the working force of US Department of Agriculture. I am 35 years old and willing to work abroad. Due to correction of my birth certificate, I only have passed the Agriculturist Licensure Exam last July 2011 in the Philippines. Presently, I am employed at the Provincial Agriculture Office, San Jose, Antique, Philippines for about 13 years. Just recently, I completed the 4 months training of trainers on Integrated Pest Management (IPM)at Iloilo City, Philippines.

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over 5 years ago

Hi there! I am very much interested to join the working force of US Department of Agriculture. I am 35 years old and willing to work abroad. Due to correction of my birth certificate, I only have passed the Agriculturist Licensure Exam last July 2011 in the Philippines. Presently, I am employed at the Provincial Agriculture Office, San Jose, Antique, Philippines for about 13 years. Just recently, I completed the 4 months training of trainers on Integrated Pest Management (IPM)at Iloilo City, Philippines.

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over 5 years ago

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4 months ago

I appreciate the information given ,I now have a better understanding of the field as I am interested in pursuing a career in Agriculture.

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over 1 year ago

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about 2 years ago

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over 2 years ago

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over 2 years ago

i am currently doing my first year in plant production,what are m chances of being an agronomist one day?

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over 2 years ago

i did bsc(hons)agriculture agronomy degree from pakistan.

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over 2 years ago

thanks for the information l am looking forward to be employed there 1 day since i am having my studies go along that way i am doing BSc in crop science and technology

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almost 3 years ago

I graduated 4yr course BS in Agriculture Major in Crop Science. I like to pursue masters degree next year, can you help me to find scholarship in the US? by the way I'm from the Philippines.

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almost 3 years ago

I graduated 4yr course BS in Agriculture Major in Crop Science. I like to pursue masters degree next year, can you help me to find scholarship in the US? by the way I'm from the Philippines.

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I graduated 4yr course BS in Agriculture Major in Crop Science. I like to pursue masters degree next year, can you help me to find scholarship in the US? by the way I'm from the Philippines.

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almost 3 years ago

Agronomist Job Description, Career as an Agronomist, Salary, Employment - Definition and Nature of the Work, Education and Training Requirements, Getting the Job

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I am studying BSC honours in crop science at the University of Zimbabwe and would like to know how I can get an MSC sponsorship.

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about 3 years ago

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Date 02/08/14

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Name YIRGA TESFAY ADANE
Place of birth Ethiopia Tigray city Mekelle

1 Educational Back ground
BSc in Crop and Horticulture Science under stream Horticulture of in Mekelle university in 2007
2 Trainings
A Acclimatization of Tissue culture plant by USAID, MASHAV and USAID and Ministry of agricultural Federal Republic of Ethiopia.
B Supervisory Management in MIT tissue culture sugar cane micro propagation project
C Certificate of Competency (COC) in vegetable, crop, tuber and root
D International Certificate course in English Language fluency and Essential IT skills from India
3 Soft ware skills
A GIS arc 9.4 from Libanos IT center
4 Work experience
1 Field Crop protection expert from Oct12 /2007-sep01/2008 in Amharic region west Gojam zone in Gonj kolela wereda Agricultural sector office for 11 mounth and 11 days.
2 from sep 02/2008- /Oct 20/ 2011 as irrigation aggronomist and for ASSP (Agricultural Sector Sapport Project) as focal person for 3 years and 1 mounth with 21 days
3 From Jan23/2011- Aug 08/2012 at EFSRA (Emergency Food Security Reserve Administration as Quality control Head. for 6 mounth and 15 days
4 From Aug01/2012 up to Mar 01/2014 Green house super visor at MIT (Mekelle Institute of Technology) sugar cane micropropagation for like 1 years 6 mounth
5 From Mar 01 2014 up to now am as manager of DHL agent at Sheba Real pvt ltd company

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about 3 years ago

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over 3 years ago

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

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over 4 years ago

I shall graduate Bsc Agronomy next year 2013 at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.How can I get a Msc degree sponsorship?

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over 4 years ago

I shall graduate Bsc Agronomy next year 2013 at Sokoine University of Agriculture in Tanzania.How can I get a Msc degree sponsorship?