How does an agricultural consultant help a producer?
Since agricultural consultants operate independently of agricultural products and dealers, they are uniquely qualified to give objective and economical advice to the grower. A producer can see enhanced yields and lower production costs as a result of following the recommendations of an independent agricultural consultant. For instance, if a farm is thoroughly soil sampled, the producer can apply specific amounts of lime and fertilizer only to the areas that require it. The consultant’s ability to help growers increase their profit potential, while at the same time promoting environmental stewardship, pertains not only to production planning, but also to the ability to effectively utilize integrated pest management during the growing season.
Agricultural consultants service a variety of crops including Cotton, Soybeans, Corn, Wheat, Peanuts, Sweet Potatoes and many more. You can visit our Consultant Directory to search for consultant who work with your crops or who work in your county.
What an Agricultural Consultant can do for your farm:
Beyond the traditional roles of taking soil samples and scouting fields, a licensed ag consultant can give you an added advantage as a producer. The cost of taking soil samples is miniscule compared to the amount of money that can be saved by customizing fertilizer blends/rates to fields based on needs, not habit.
Here just a brief list of the added services and resources an agricultural consultant can bring to your farm:
GPS field borders
Certified Waste Management Plans
Cropping Systems Maps
Organic Production Guidance
View our directory and find a consultant near you