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The U.S. Agricultural Industry is the nation's largest employer, with more than one-fourth of all U.S. jobs being tied to agriculture in some way. This necessitates the constant need for well-trained personnel in many different areas in the field. In today's world, you will have many choices open to you. It will be up to you to be ready to take full advantage of the best of what your future has to offer.

Listed below are some of the fields a student of agriculture might look to, based on their skills training, for an exiting and rewarding career. With the ever new and changing technologies of today, there are many types of agricultural positions available that have never existed before opening up a future full of opportunity!


Agricultural Production:
Farmer/Rancher      Feedlot Manager
Forest Resources Manager      Aquaculturalist
Nursery Products Producer      Greenhouse Manager
Turf Producer      Fruit and Vegetable Producer
Professional Ranch Manager      Wildlife Manager


Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales Representatives:

Commodity Broker      Market Analyst
Grain Merchandiser        Export Sales Manager
Insurance Agent      Sales Representative
Forest Products Merchandiser      Landscape Contractor
Livestock Buyer        Food Broker
Marketing Manager      Real Estate Broker
Technical Service Representative      Purchasing Manager


Managers and Financial Specialists:

Appraiser      Business Manager
Banker      Accountant
Consultant      Credit Analyst
Insurance Agency Manager      Economist
Food Service Manager      Landscape Manager
Retail Manager      Wholesale Manager
Financial Analyst      Research and Development Manager


Scientist, Engineers, and Related Specialists:

Animal Scientist      Agricultural Engineer
Biochemist      Food Scientist
Entomologist      Forest Scientist
Environmental Scientist      Food Engineer
Landscape Architect      Plant Scientist
Nutritionist      Research Technician
Soil Scientist      Geneticist
Weed Scientist      Veterinarian
Rangeland Scientist      Natural Resource Scientist


Social Services Professionals:

Conservation Officer      Outdoor Recreation Specialist
Career Counselor      Park Manager
Food Inspector      Dietitian
Labor Relations Specialist      Regulatory Agent
Nutrition Counselor      Regional Planner
Peace Corps Representative      Youth Program Director


Education and Communications:

College Teacher      County Extension Agent
High School Teacher      Journalist
Editor      Computer Software Designer
Illustrator      Information Specialist
Public Relations Representative      Radio/Television Broadcaster