Any career in agriculture should start with a solid background in plant and animal biology and chemistry.
There are numerous career opportunities in agriculture today ranging from the production sector such as farming to scientific research to conservation. Even though the number of farms is declining, farm labor contractors and farm management services are still in demand. This area is expected to grow by 18.2 percent by 2014 and add 19,000 new jobs.
What/Where the jobs are
Agricultural managers, purchasing agents and buyers of farm products, greenhouses and nurseries,extension services, governmental agencies,education, hatchery management, cash grain farmers,livestock producers, soil conservationists, commodity brokers, grain inspectors, livestock buyers, market analysts sales representatives, animal nutritionists,farm management consultant, credit analysts,farmstead/livestock/crop insurance agents.
Associate in Arts (AA)
Linda Barnes, Linda.Barnes@iavalley.edu