Hear from an Agricultural Lobbyist in the Video Below!
Job Description & Primary Responsibilities:
Agricultural Lobbyists work to make sure government officials hear the voice and position of companies, organizations, industries or even communities. It is their goal to influence policy development and look out for the interests of the individuals they represent. Furthermore, they develop and suggest strategies to enact new laws and change existing laws affecting agriculture.
Responsibilities: Agricultural Lobbyists are responsible for researching legislation or regulatory proposals, remaining abreast of developments and governmental issues, reporting policy introduced and in discussion to those whom you represent, attending various pertinent legislative hearings, working to develop and coordinate with grassroots efforts, building relationships with elected officials and their staff, educating and informing officials on issues in agriculture and how certain pieces of legislation or regulations could affect the industry, working to help your organization or company develop a policy strategy, developing and suggesting strategies to enact new laws and change existing laws affecting agriculture, addressing concerns & challenges to meeting compliance for international & federal regulations, and helping your organization or company navigate the political process.
Recommended High School Courses:
Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, Law, Ag Economics, Journalism, Public Relations, Ag Commmunications