Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Also known as:  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

ABOUT AGRICULTURAL OR FOOD SCIENCE TECHNICIAN CAREERS

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Applied science in the biological and agricultural industries have enabled our country to become one of the largest food and medicine producers in the world. Much of this research occurs in scientific laboratories, where biological, agricultural, and food technicians are employed.

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, agricultural, and food technicians set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments, monitor experiments, make observations, calculate and record results. Some working in production monitor manufacturing processes, and may be involved in quality control.

Biological technicians work with biologists studying living organisms. They may assist scientists who perform medical research or study living organisms or infectious agents. Agricultural and food technicians work with scientists in animal research, production and processing. Some conduct tests and experiments to improve the yield and quality of crops, or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease, insects, or other hazards.

Most employers prefer applicants who have at least two years of specialized training or an associate degree in applied science. However, many science technicians have a bachelor's degree in chemistry or biology. Technicians usually begin work as trainees, under the direct supervision of a scientist or a more experienced technician. Ensuring that our medicines are safe and our food supplies plentiful can be a very rewarding career.

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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.
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