Jobs and Careers in Agriculture
Agriculture is more than just food and fiber production. In fact, a multitude of agricultural (ag) careers are needed in order to move food and fiber from the farm gate to the consumer. With the human population estimated to reach over 9 billion by the year 2050, agriculture will continue to be in great need of agriculture graduates including ag transportation and logistics, ag management, ag education, ag research, and agriscience. Common jobs of students from these programs include:
Agriculture Business: Agriculture Consultant, Farm and Ranch Manager, Agribusiness Owner/Entrepreneur, Ag Loan Officer, Financial Consultant, Commodity Trader, Ag Sales and Marketing Specialist.
Plant Science: Agronomist, Floral Designer, Biotechnologist, Plant Journalist, Field Advisor, Soil Scientist, Wetland Specialist, Watershed Technician, Pest Control Advisor, County Agricultural Agent, Rangeland Management.
Animal Husbandry: Food Inspector, Veterinarian/Vet Technician, Parasitologist, Zoologist, Wildlife Biologist, Livestock Buyer, Breed Association Representative, AI Technician, Nutritionist, and Livestock Breeder.
Horticulture: General Plant and Landscape Maintenance, Sports Fields and Golf Course Maintenance, Arborist, Botanist, Public Gardens, and Inspector.