September 27, 2016

Job opportunities in agriculture expected to grow rapidly

With the current climate of low commodity prices, falling farm income, and escalating input costs across the farming and ranching industry, it seems almost counterintuitive to consider an opportunity for a profitable career in agriculture.

But USDA officials are pointing to a recent study by Purdue economists that indicates now may be the perfect time for young men and women to consider working toward an agriculture-related degree that could lead to a bright future in a fast-growing industry.  In fact, according to a recent employment outlook by Purdue and USDA, in the next five years nearly 58,000 jobs involving food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment will open across the United States annually, and many of those jobs won’t find enough graduates to fill the openings.  Read More

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