Scopes and Areas of Practice

Each year agrologists must select the scope and areas of practice in which they work.  

Note that technical agrologists are required to have changes in scope and areas of practice approved by the Admissions and Registration Committee.

Scopes of Practice by Category

Agrologists must have formal academic training and/or well-documented CPD reports to practice in any of these scopes.  

Scopes of Practice

Choose up to 3 Scopes of Pratice

  • Ag Engineering
  • Ag Media & Communications
  • Agronomy
  • Animal Sciences
  • Agribusiness & Economics
  • Environment
  • Food Sciences
  • Management *
  • Plant (Crop) Sciences
  • Research & Development
  • Soil Sciences
  • Teaching & Extension

Areas of Practice

Choose up to 6 Areas of Practice within the specified Scops of Practice

Ag Engineering
  • Environmental
  • Food engineering
  • Irrigation
  • Power & machinery
  • Soil & water
  • Structures
Food Sciences
  • Human nutrition
  • Meat science
  • Preservation & storage
  • Processing
  • Quality control
  • Value-added policy
Ag Media & Communications
  • Consumer trust
  • Farm writer
  • Journalist / Editor
  • Marketing
  • Public awareness
  • Social media
Management *

See below

Agronomy
  • Dryland field crops
  • Irrigated crops
  • Pest management
  • Precision agriculture
  • Soil fertility/Nutrient planning
Plant (Crop) Sciences
  • Agri-forestry
  • Horticulture
  • Pest management
  • Physiology
  • Plant breeding
  • Range management
  • Taxonomy
Animal Sciences
  • Behavior
  • Breeding & genetics
  • Entomology
  • Health & nutrition
  • Non-ruminant
  • Physiology
  • Poultry
  • Ruminant
  • Welfare
  • Wildlife
Research & Development
  • Applied research
  • Basic research
  • Crops
  • Livestock
  • Microorganisms
Agribusiness & Economics
  • Accounting
  • Appraisal
  • Farm business management
  • Finance & lending
  • Marketing
  • Policy & planning
  • Production costs
  • Resource economics
  • Trade
Soil Sciences
  • Assessments (tax & production)
  • Classification
  • Erosion control
  • Fertility
  • Mapping
  • Soil fertility/Nutrient planning
  • Remediation
Environment
  • Air
  • Aquaculture & Limnology
  • Conservation
  • Impact assessment
  • Natural resource management
  • Policy & planning
  • Reclamation & remediation
  • Soil & plant classification
  • Waste management
  • Water
  • Wetlands & riparian areas
Teaching & Extension
  • Academic (agrology sciences)
  • Adult education (non-formal)
  • Assessment & evaluation
  • Business
  • Curriculum development
  • Human relations
  • Production & marketing
  • Technology transfer
* Management

This entails designing, overseeing, and managing work processes in the agriculture, food, and related environmental sectors. Those with this scope direct other agrologists and programs and projects that entail a mixture of scientific and managerial work. This does not include the supervision of technicians and staff doing routine work.