Education in the world of agriculture does not have to end in the field. In today’s world, there are leaps and bounds being made in the industry. The careers and opportunities are endless!
If you decide college is the path for you, let’s take a look at some possible agriculture degrees.
Soil, Plant, & Environmental Science
Students will cover topics such as plant genetics, range management, soil science, plant biology, water conservation, and ecology.
- Crop consultant
- Soil scientist
- Soil/water conservationist
Agricultural Communication & Media/Journalism/Marketing
The goal of this degree is to prepare students to promote agricultural products, issues, services, and more to the general public.
- Agricultural journalist
- Agricultural marketing specialist
- Sales representative
This degree will prepare those to teach agriculture to middle school and high school grades.
- Extension agent
- FFA Advisor
- Agricultural science teacher
Students will learn the genetics, anatomy, nutrition, and behavior of livestock animals. This degree can specialize in Pre-Vet to receive the requirements to get into vet school.
- Veterinarian technician
- Veterinarian (with further schooling)
- Agricultural scientist
With a focus on the business side of agriculture, students will learn marketing operations, production, promotion of goods and services, and more in this degree path.
- Agricultural economist
- Agricultural market analyst
- Agribusiness manager
Students will gain knowledge of the machinery and systems used in farming, ranching, and other agricultural fields.
- Irrigation technician
- Agricultural equipment technician
- Mechanical engineer
“Jack of all trades!” This degree will combine a bit of all the above degrees to give a plethora of knowledge.
- Agricultural loan officer
- Grain merchandiser
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