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Agricultural Adviser

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Agricultural Adviser
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€25 - 50
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Supervises departmental staff and monitors the implementation of various Government schemes relating to Agriculture, Food and Forestry.


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The work of the Agricultural Advisor involves working with farmers and agri-businesses to develop agriculture related activities in a particular part of the country.   
  
In addition to the traditional farming enterprises, such as cattle, sheep, tillage and dairying, newer areas such as farm forestry, horticulture, alternative enterprises and rural or community development have increased in importance.   
  
The Advisor will work with people through on-farm visits, group discussions, office and phone consultation and a variety of formal and informal training programmes. Local radio and press are important methods used in reaching a larger audience. Meetings seminars, classes, farm demonstrations and group sessions also play a major role in the day-to-day work of an advisor.   
  
In addition to the above, an Agricultural Advisor will, in the course of his/her work play a major role in making essential information available on:-   
  

    • EU Department of Agriculture, Food and Rural Development schemes and programmes
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    • Environmental management and planning
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    • Environmental training programmes
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    • Cereal and livestock area aid schemes
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    • Alternative enterprise development
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    • Community Leadership
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    • Quality food assurance schemes
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  • Formal training courses

 
  
Agriculture Advisors frequently play a vital role in farm planning, for those who wish to participate in schemes or programmes and also assist farmers in completing applications or preparing maps.


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You will need practical experience and a sound knowledge of farm management. In addition, communication skills, both written and spoken, including the ability to persuade and influence, are important. You will need to have a commercial outlook because agricultural advisers/consultants sell their services, as well as computer literacy. A driving licence is very useful.


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Organisation: Public Appointments Service
Address: Chapter House, 26/30 Abbey Street Upper, Dublin 1
Tel: (01) 858 7400 or Locall: 1890 44 9999
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Organisation: Teagasc - Irish Agriculture and Food Development Authority
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Organisation: Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine
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