CAREER OPTIONS and
EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK


As the economy and society become more global, employment opportunities in agriculture will continue to grow on a world-wide basis, with careers in agriculture requiring more skills and education than ever before.  The current emphasis on expanding uses of renewable fuels from crops, advanced technology systems, plus a growing global demand for food and fiber production will create additional employment opportunities in multiple agriculture industries.

  • Entry-level salaries after completion of a four-year degree generally range from $35,000 to $52,000, with plenty of opportunity for advancement. 
  • Some career options include food production, natural resource management, plant and animal genetics, as well as sales, commodity marketing, agriculture technology and specialty crops production. 
  • Graduates also work in fields such as teaching, banking, business records and analysis.