Improving life for billions is no small task. It means scientific solutions and innovative technology. It means business advancement and a passion for people. That’s why careers in our industry are so diverse. Whether you prefer the field or the boardroom, the lab or the production line, we’re confident you’ll find just the right fit.
Looking for a high-demand career field? According to the U.S. Secretary of Agriculture, new research predicts nearly 60,000 high-skilled jobs annually in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environmental fields, but only 35,000 graduates each year to fill them.
Careers by Major
This is how we build economies and strengthen communities.
|Banking and finance||Business development|
|Lobbying||Law and public policy|
|Commodity buying||Community development|
This is how we spread knowledge to the world.
|Law and public policy||Public relations|
|Product marketing||Corporate communications|
|Commodity sales||Social media management|
|Audience and market research||Journalism|
|Media strategy||Web and digital communications|
This is how we meet industries’ diverse demands.
|Farm management||Ranch management|
|Agriscience education||Agricultural extension|
|Marketing||Research lab management|
|Nursery and greenhouse management||Food safety|
This is how we prepare the next generation.
|Educational leadership||Agribusiness consulting|
|Agricultural extension||State and local government|
|K-12 education||Vocational or community college teaching|
|Agricultural sales||Public relations|
|Law and public policy||Marketing|
This is how we build the foundation for the world’s largest industry.
|Sports turf development and management||Golf course construction and management|
|Crop production||Farm management|
|Chemical research and development||Land use consulting|
|Agricultural climatology||Seed production|
|Weed science||Soil quality research|
This is how we maintain life and feed a growing population.
|Medicine and veterinary medicine||Animal health and nutrition|
|Ranch or farm management||Animal genetics|
|Food safety||Zoo keeping|
|Horse breeding||Animal research|
|Production management||Food product development|
This is how we solve tomorrow’s challenges today.
|Environmental scientist||Biotechnology scientist|
|Research associate||Seed production technician|
|Genetic engineer||Sustainability officer|
|Product marketing manager||Plant geneticist|
|Safety specialist||Clinical trial manager|
This is how we advance technology to produce better food and cleaner energy.
|Equipment design and development||Industrial engineering|
|Production engineering||Quality control engineering and management|
|Biofuel development||Irrigation engineering|
|Natural resources protection and management||Ecosystems restoration|
|Green and renewable product development||Water resources management|
This is how we conserve and protect the natural world around us.
|Natural resources protection and management||Environmental consulting|
|Environmental policy and law||Conservation|
|Environmental management||Energy and air pollution control|
|Restoration ecology||Renewable energy development|
|Environmental lobbying||Recycling management|
This is how we feed a growing population while protecting our natural resources.
|Marine biology||Pond management|
|Fish and shellfish farming||Pond design and development|
|Hatchery management||Medicine and veterinary medicine|
|Fishery management||Aquatic resources management|
|Fish and seafood production||Wetlands conservation and management|
This is how we ensure safe, quality meals.
|Food safety||Quality control management|
|Food product development||Food packaging design and development|
|Food production management||Process design, development and management|
|Nutrition science and research||Food production engineering|
|Natural products research and development||Public health|
This is how we create healthier food and more beautiful communities.
|Landscape design||Greenhouse management|
|Nursery management||Natural resource management|
|Fruit and vegetable production||Environmental conservation|
|Botanical gardening||Nursery production|
|Organic gardening and farming||Arboretum design, development and management|
This is how we develop healthier sources of food.
|Food safety||Quality control management|
|Production management||Food packaging design and development|
|Farm management||Medicine and veterinary medicine|
|Process engineering||Animal health and nutrition|
|Research and development||Hatchery management|