Careers in Agriculture

Dean Johnson’s career is being the Resource Conservationist & Watershed Coordinator for the DeKalb County Soil and Water Conservation District. Here he shows students a map of local watersheds.

Agriculture is the nation’s largest industry. 1 out of 6 jobs in the U.S. is related to agriculture. But you don’t have to have a farm background to pursue a career in agriculture. There are ag-related jobs for everyone. As a matter of fact, there are over 300 careers in agriculture.

Some of the agricultural career areas include: plant science, animal science, agricultural mechanics, agricultural business, environmental sciences, food sciences and natural resources. Jobs to consider in these areas are: animal nutritionist, horticulturalist, agricultural engineer, food scientist, journalist, ag teacher, agronomist, landscaper, commodity broker, veterinarian technician, sales representative, conservation officer, nutritionist, ag lender, public relations and so many more jobs.

From the DeKalb County Farm Bureau’s Connections Publication