for Students looking to Study in the US
When you think of a career in agriculture, what’s the first thing that pops into your head –a picture of an old farmer in overalls riding a tractor out to the fields to plough or perhaps pitchforking hay in front of a big red barn? Well, think again. Today, farming is high tech, big business, and most careers in agriculture are actually either business or science related. Only a small percentage of those employed within the agricultural industry are employed in “traditional” farming occupations. To be specific, out of the 22 million people who directly work within the agricultural industry only 2 million are actively involved in “farming” on a daily basis (Bureau of Labor Statistics). The vast majority work as either food/agricultural scientists or in business related careers, such as marketing and merchandising.
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