Agricultural Technical Officer

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Agricultural technical officers provide complex technical support and advise on aspects of agriculture such as research, production, servicing and marketing.

Agricultural technical officers may perform the following tasks:

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Artificial Insemination Technical Officer

An artificial insemination technical officer uses artificial insemination techniques and controlled breeding experiments to develop improved livestock and herd strains.

Horticultural Technical Officer

A horticultural technical officer works on new methods of planting, fertilising, harvesting, processing and transporting crops, including fruit, vegetables, flowers and ornamental nursery crops.

Poultry Technical Officer

A poultry technical officer is involved in the production, management, processing and marketing of eggs, chickens, turkeys and game birds, including breeding and disease control.

Agricultural technical officers may work in laboratories, in the field or both. They usually work in a team with other scientists.

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