According to the American Society of Agricultural Consultants, here are six traits to look for in a consultant:

  • Communicates well. Good, candid communication between you and your consultant is first and foremost. 
  • Offers valuable experience and knowledge. 
  • Works well with others.
  • Saves clients money or generates additional income that offsets the cost of his services.
  • Is highly trained and current in his knowledge.
  • Is a leader and an educator.  

In addition, look for consultants who belong to professional societies. They have continuing-education and networking opportunities that other consultants don’t have.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: American Society of Agricultural Consultants at (303) 759.5091 or www.agconsultants.org