What Can You Do with an Agriculture Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with an agriculture degree? I need to know what can I do with an agriculture degree?

Those who earn associate degrees in agriculture often go to work on farms or ranches. Some become veterinary technicians. Some find work in horticulture.

One who has earned a bachelors degree in agriculture has many options and can go in several directions, and many of these graduates go on to manage and/or own farms and ranches. More and more people are having success working in organic / sustainable farming. But not all agriculture majors will go to work on a farm.

Some agriculture majors go into production. Some work for banks, brokers, and credit agencies. Some go into real estate appraisal. Some go to work in county or state agricultural offices. Some work for federal agencies. Some go to work in cooperative extension offices in conjunction with local universities.

Some graduates go into agrochemicals. Some work for feed and seed companies. Some go into sales and marketing, and even public relations. Some go into forest recreation, wood harvesting, or resource management, and still others go into research. Some even work for museums, nature centers, and zoos.

It’s worth noting that in 2008, 30% of those working in the field of agriculture were 55 or older. This means that a bulk of agricultural workers are nearing retirement, opening up many opportunities for tomorrow’s college graduates.

Careers you can get with a degree in agriculture include:

  • Commodity Liaison
  • Equipment Operator / Manager
  • Extension Officer Manager
  • Farm Manager
  • Lobbyist
  • Pest Control Advisor
  • Ranch Manager
  • Salesperson
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