Careers related to agriculture involve all aspects of creating food. Careers range from growing crops and raising food animals to seed breeding and animal genetics to food processing and product marketing. Soil and water scientists to food brokers are all involved with create. Explore your options and know your own unique interests, skills, and values.
Some possible job titles include:
- Crop Scientist
- Livestock Manager
- Extension Service Advisor
- Farm Supply Salesperson
- Plant Biologist
- Food Processing Engineer
- International Agriculture Advisor
- Greenhouse Manager
- Youth Leader
- Agriculture Inspector
- Urban Garden Coordinator
- Ag Lender
- Farm Land Appraiser
- Precision Agriculture
- Production And Logistics Coordinator
- Resource Manager
- Agricultural Educator
- Pest Control Advisor
Areas of Interest
If you are interested in careers relating to agriculture, you might also look at careers in: animal science, business and management, biological science, ecology and environment, food and beverage, government, international and nonprofit.
To find out where fellow Aggies interned and found employment by major, use the ICC data pages.
Student organizations are a great place to connect with others exploring similar career interests. Use the keyword search in the Center for Student Involvement’s OrgSync database to find student organizations that relate to your interests.
Master’s and Ph.D. students, and postdoctoral scholars can participate in and take on leadership roles in campus organizations such as the Graduate Student Association, Chancellor’s Graduate and Professional Student Advisory Board and the Postdoctoral Scholar’s Association.
Joining professional associations related to the industry you are interested in provides access to professionals in the field, and networking opportunities which can lead to potential jobs and internships. Many national associations have state and local chapters you can join. Involvement in associations can also provide you insider updates on industry trends and best practices. One of the best ways to identify relevant associations is to search for them online, but we have provided some resources below to get you started. Please note that this is not an exhaustive list.
- AG Careers
- Agri Careers
- Agricultural and Applied Economics Association
- American Society of Horticultural Scientists
- American Phytopathological Society
- Botanical Society of America
- California Association of Pest Control Advisors
- California Farm Bureau Federation (Young Farmers and Ranchers)
- Crop Science Society of America
- Farm and Ranch Journal
- National Sustainable Agriculture Information Service
Visit the ICC and Meet with an Advisor
For further guidance narrowing down your career interests, you can schedule an advising appointment. Our advising page has a list of all ICC advisors or you can review the list of undergraduate advisors below: