Agricultural & Food Science Technicians at a Glance
Agricultural & food science technicians assist agricultural scientists with animal research and breeding as well as production and processing of animals, food, and fiber. They help in all areas of nutrition, testing, and experimentation under the supervision of agricultural scientists. Agricultural & food science technicians assist in testing and experimentation in order to protect animals and plants from disease, parasites, and insects. This helps build up resistance to disease and insects, which improves output and the quality of our nation’s crops.