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Career and Education Opportunities for Agriculture Inspectors

In general, agriculture inspectors inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

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JOB DESCRIPTION: Agriculture Inspector

Agriculture Inspector video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

Agriculture inspectors testify in legal proceedings. They also collect samples from animals or products, and route them to laboratories for microbiological assessment and other testing. Finally, agriculture inspectors write reports of findings and recommendations, and advise farmers, growers, or processors of corrective action to be taken.

Every day, agriculture inspectors are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to articulate ideas and problems.