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.
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 demonstrate 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.