Agricultural technical assistant

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The agricultural-technical assistant (LTA) is a training occupation for which biological and scientific knowledge is required.


The training for the profession of agricultural-technical assistant takes two years, as a rule the secondary school certificate or a comparable previous education is required. During the training, different priorities can sometimes be set. For example, plant production, meat processing, agricultural and environmental analysis, dairy farming or animal husbandry can be in the foreground.


The activities of the agricultural-technical assistant are very varied and interdisciplinary. Knowledge of biology , chemistry and, in some cases, computer science is required. After graduation, an agricultural-technical assistant works primarily at research institutes in areas such as agriculture, forestry, nutritional or natural sciences. However, he can also be employed in environmental analysis laboratories or comparable workplaces.

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