Agricultural/​Horticultural Consultant

Kaitohutohu Ahuwhenua

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Agricultural/horticultural consultants provide professional advice to farmers and growers on how to improve the profitability, efficiency and sustainability of their farm management systems. They also help to develop business and financial plans. 


Agricultural/horticultural consultants with less than five years’ experience usually earn

$45K-$80K per year

Agricultural/horticultural consultants with more than five years’ experience usually earn

$80K-$150K per year

Source: NZ Institute of Primary Industry Management, 2016.

Job opportunities

Chances of getting a job as an agricultural/horticultural consultant are good due to a shortage of people in the role.
Jack Ballum standing in a field with a client and some cows

Agricultural consultant Jack Ballum talking with a client

Last updated 15 December 2017