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Not surprisingly, some aspect of the natural sciences will run through the Naturalists interests - from ecological awareness to nutrition and health. People with an interest in horticulture, land usage and farming (including fish) are Naturalists.

Some Naturalists focus on animals rather than plants, and may enjoy working with, training, caring for, or simply herding them. Other Naturalists will prefer working with the end result of nature's produce - the food produced from plants and animals. Naturalists like solving problems with solutions that show some sensitivity to the environmental impact of what they do. They like to see practical results, and prefer action to talking and discussing.

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Agricultural Scientist

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Agricultural scientists study all the factors involved in work on the farm, such as the animals and crops, with the goal of increasing productivity and sustainability.


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If you work as an Agricultural Scientist, there are a wide range of specialisations you can peruse. You could develop an understanding of the fundamental elements of agriculture, feed, soil, produce and animal biology. Pests and diseases are factors that can wreck havoc on farming communities and as a result are an important field of research you could peruse.

It is a field where you'll be able to see the practical outcome of your work, as you develop insights and techniques that improve farm practices and the sustainability of our farm life.


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Farming, Horticulture & Forestry
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