Agriculture Extension

Minimum ? Graduate in agriculture-related stream

Certified training for Agriculture Extension Executive (programme aligned to AGR/Q7602 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year of experience in this industry

The tasks an Agriculture Extension Executive is expected to perform include: Assessing the needs and interests of the farmers for farm management

Planning and organizing farm visits to check the tools and other things the farmers are using Understanding the problems that the farmers are facing related to farming

Conveying the problems of the farmers to the research and development team of the company Conveying the research findings to the farmers Participating in workshops, seminars etc. to learn about new technologies

Knowledge of tools and equipment used in farming

Ability to co-ordinate with the research and development team

Equipped to promote agricultural technology to the farmers

Skilled in frontline demonstrations

Skilled in training the farmers

Familiar with the latest technologies introduced in farming

Knowledge of tools used in extension services

Skilled in using the tools used for testing

Knowledge of the local language

Not applicable


Strong leader

Persuasion skills

Self- directed learner

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours a day for 6 days a week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is not available

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)One may develop occupational hazards like high obesity, high cholesterol level, excessive stress, etc.

For freshers -INR10,000 toINR12,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends in Agriculture Sector

The Indian agricultural services and the agricultural machinery sectors have cumulatively attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows to the tune of US$ 365.79 million in April 2000-September 2014, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

With the increase in products for agricultural sector, the need for introducing these products to the farmers will also arise. The profile for Agriculture Extension Executive will fill this gap.

Government research institutes for agriculture

Companies manufacturing goods for agriculture sector

Cities and towns across India