Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

Key Competencies

Representative Tasks


Manufacturing, Agriculture Forestry Fishing & Hunting, Educational Services, Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

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Sample Job Titles Agriculture Technician, Agronomy Technician, Artificial Breeding Technician, Cotton Program Technician, Dairy Lab Technician, Dairy Technician, Dairy Technologist, Feed Mill Lab Technician, Feed Research Technician, Food Quality Technician, Seed Analyst, Sugarcane Research Technician, Weed Science Research Technician.