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 demand creates the need for well-trained personnel in many different areas in the field. In the today's world, you will have many choices open to you.

Listed below are some of the fields a student of agriculture might look to for an exciting and rewarding career. Some of these fields will require more skill and training than others. Keep in mind that most of these career opportunities will have many different types of positions available.

Agriculture Production

  • Farmer/Rancher
  • Feedlot Manager
  • Equine Production Manager
  • Horticulturist
  • Nursery Products Producer
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Turf Producer

Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales Representatives

  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Export Sales Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Forest Products Merchandiser
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Livestock Buyer
  • Food Broker
  • Technical Service Representative

Agriculture Service Professionals

  • Conservation Specialist
  • Outdoor Recreation Specialist
  • Park Manager
  • Food Inspector
  • Regulatory Agent
  • Regional Planner
  • Youth Program Director