Career in Agriculture in Australia, New Zealand and Canada

Careers in Australia in Agriculture

Agriculture science graduates are in demand in Australia with very diverse and exciting job opportunities. Having a degree in this provides you with excellent job opportunities. Some of the sectors depending upon the major one has in his agricultural degree are

 Agriculture and Resource Economics

In order for agriculture business to be profitable economic analysis is very important. The combination of agricultural science and economic knowledge is very important for providing practical and working solutions. The professionals having agriculture economics major may work as

  • Farm management consultant
  • Commodity trader
  • Rural finance officer
  • Sales and marketing manager
    Animal production

    One needs to have information about animal physiology, their growth and health, knowledge about disease and how to combat them to be able to work in this domain. Professionals having major in Animal Production Science may work as

  • Animal nutritionist
  • Animal health officer
  • Pharmaceutical company representative
  • Quarantine officer
  • Feedlot manager

    It is about soil and plants. Professionals who have got a major in plants and soil have job opportunities in area of plant physiology, soil science, and metrology and may work as

  • Catchment manager
  • Environmental adviser
  • Orchard manager
  • Agronomist
  • Soil scientist
    Careers in Agriculture in New Zealand

    Agriculture is New Zealand’s one of the major sectors. There are immense job opportunities available for students who have a qualification in this. New Zealand is the world’s largest dairy and sheep meat exporter. The industry has succeeded in building a highly competitive primary production and distribution infrastructure.  Depending upon the interest one has and of course the career aspirations students may tailor their studies in agriculture with science, agribusiness or commerce. There are career opportunities in diverse fields farming, marketing, and education. Depending on the training and experience one may choose to work in following industries


  • Consultancy services,
  • Finance and insurance
  • Marketing and export
  • Contracting
  • Weed and pest control
  • Grain and seed industry
  • Meat cattle and wool industry
  • Farmer and industry organisations
  • Farmer cooperatives
  • Live stock management
  • Environmental and biological production organisations
  • Processors and manufacturers
  • Farm management
  • Horticulture and viticulture industry
  • Fertilizer and chemical industry, plant equipment and machinery
    Job Titles

  • Soil consultants
  • Farm managers
  • Environmental advisers
  • Account Manager – Agribusiness Sales
  • Advisor- Plant Exports
  • Agribusiness Consultant
  • Agricultural Consultant
  • Agricultural Contractor
  • Agricultural Technician
  • Agricultural/Horticultural Scientist
  • Agronomist/Research Agronomist
  • Animal Health/Nutrition Specialist
  • Area Manager – Agribusiness Sales
  • Assistant Production Specialist
  • Auditor – Food and Dairy
  • Client Manager (Rural Finance)
  • Communications Officer
  • Consulting Officer
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Extension Manager
  • Farm Accountant
  • Farm Consultant
  • Farm Manager
  • Farm Operations Manager
  • Farm Technician/Hand
  • Fertiliser Representative
  • Field Services Representative (e.g., grains or chemicals)
  • Finance Officer
  • Geneticist
  • Grower Liaison
  • Head Shepherd
  • Horticulture Exporter
  • Irrigation Consultant/Designer/Engineer
  • Nutrient specialist
    Careers in Agriculture in Canada

    Agriculture industry in Canada is huge with immense job opportunities. One may choose to work in agribusiness, research and development organisations, public agencies, private consulting companies. Depending upon the qualification one may work in sectors related to food science, plant science, soil science, animal science as well as business and management roles within Agriculture sector.

    There are job opportunities in farming, livestock management, agriculture technology, agriculture law and policy. One may choose to work in sustainable agriculture industry which focuses on ecological and organic agriculture. You may choose to work in Agrifood industry involving food production.

    Job titles

  • Agronomist
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Biologist
  • Crop Consultant
  • Customer service professionals
  • Environmental engineer
  • Farm manager
  • Grain buyer
  • Horticulturist
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Research associate / technician
  • Sales & marketing professional
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Agriculture representatives
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Soil fertility expert
  • Agrologist
  • Landscape and horticulture technicians
  • Agribusiness manager
  • Plant biologist