Members: Register or Renew as a Forensic Agrologist
There have been regular requests for forensic agrologists with experience as independent, third-party contractors in a range of agricultural, bioresources, food and environmental sectors. However, the practice of Forensic Agrology is a growing scope of practice and requires specific skills experience and training to be recognized by SIA. SIA has an online database of members that have met the requirements to practice forensic agrology and been approved by the Admissions & Registration Committee.
The requirements include:
- Complete the SIA Forensic Agrology
– Module One – Fundamentals of Investigation
– Module Two – Report Writing and Case Studies
- Related training in investigation such as crop scouting, environmental hazard assessments, animal welfare and trauma, financial/debt review food safety, arbitration/mediation and other investigative skills.
- At least ten years of relevant forensic experience in each area of forensic practice
- A detailed resume of profession practice, forensic experience and formal training in forensic skills.
- Being a member “in good-standing” with the institute.
Examples of Forensic Agrology Scopes of Practice
- Agribusiness & Project Mgt.
- Agricultural & Environment Research
- Agronomic Practices
- Animal Welfare, Nutrition Feeds
- Arbitration, Mediation & Investigation
- Business Planning, & Farm Finance
- Crop Protection & Pesticide Use
- Environmental Regulation and Policy
- Fertilizer Applications
- Oil & Gas Sites
- Organic Production & Certification
- Soil/land remediation or reclamation
- Vegetable Production
- Watershed Systems and Management
Not Yet Listed on the Database?
Attached is the application form to be listed in the Database.
Areas of Practice
The Institute maintains a database of members providing forensic agrology services. Forensic Agrologists provide independent, third-party investigations and opinions on issues or events relating to agriculture, bioresources, food, and the environment. They provide science-based analysis of available facts under the guidelines of the professional Code of Ethics and Practice Standards.
Agribusiness & Project Management
Agriculture & Environment Research
Animal Welfare & Nutrition/Feeds
Arbitration, Mediation & Investigation
Business Planning & Farm Finance
Crop Protection & Pesticide Use
Environmental Regulation & Policy
Oil & Gas Sites
Organic Production & Certification
Soil & Land Remediation or Reclamation
Watershed Systems & Management