The Agronomist will be responsible for the management and scientific study of soil, crops, and agricultural production. They will develop methods to improve crop yield and quality, while also working to minimize environmental damage from farming. The Agronomist will also provide advice on farm management practices, including irrigation, fertilizer use, tillage, and pest control.

Agronomist Job Responsibilities

  • Conduct field trials to test the efficacy of new crop varieties or agricultural products
  • Develop and implement plans to improve soil fertility and crop yields
  • Monitor weather conditions and forecast potential impacts on crop production
  • advise farmers on the selection, planting, and management of crops
  • Investigate ways to control pests and diseases that threaten crops
  • Help farmers develop conservation plans to protect soil and water resources


  • To develop and implement strategies for the efficient and sustainable use of land resources.
  • To advise farmers, agricultural businesses and policy makers on the best ways to use land resources.
  • To monitor and assess the impact of land management practices on the environment.
  • To conduct research into new and improved methods of land management.
  • To promote public awareness of the importance of sustainable land management practices

Agronomist Job Skills & Qualifications Needed

  • A bachelor's degree in agronomy, crop science, or a related field is typically required for entrylevel positions. Some employers may require a master's degree or Ph.D. Agronomists must have strong communication and interpersonal skills as they work with farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural professionals. They must be able to effectively present information and answer questions from clients. Strong problem-solving skills are also important as agronomists help farmers solve problems with their crops.