Precision Agriculture Technicians


Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.
Also called: Independent Crop Consultant, Precision Agriculture Specialist

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • computers and electronics
  • product and service development
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    People and Technology Systems
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology:

    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • ESRI ArcView
    Analytical or scientific software
  • AGCO GTA Software Suite
  • Farm Works Site Pro
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Ag Leader Technology SMS Advanced
  • Microsoft Access

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    associate's degree
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