Agriculture Extension

Minimum ? 12th standard

Certified training for Agriculture Extension Service Provider (programme aligned to AGR/Q7601 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

Not applicable

The tasks an Agriculture Extension Service Provider is expected to perform include:Holding discussions with the senior extension officers to plan where the services have to be provided

Taking inputs on what technologies are appropriate for a particular area

Preparing demonstrations and training

Interacting with the farmers of the chosen area

Understanding the components of farming like type of soil, climate, fertilisers, pesticides etc.Planning the timeframe of the meeting with the extension officers and the farmers

Knowledge of various scientific methods and technologies for increasing production

Basic knowledge of the geographical area under consideration

Familiar with soil tests

Basic knowledge of pests and diseases in the specific area

Familiar with various methods of irrigation

Knowledge of various methods of harvesting

Knowledge of documentation process

Knowledge of local languages

Not applicable


Strong leadership skills

Persuasion skills

Self-directed learner

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs is not available

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Working hours are 9 hours everyday for 6 days a week

Overtime maybe required

Shift system is not applicable

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 -INR8,000 toINR10,000 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 India2

Will be updated

Farmers' Training Centre at Silvassa

Soil Conservation Training Centre, Anantapur

State Agricultural Management and Extension Training Institute (SAMETI)