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What Can You do With a Graduate Degree in Agriculture and Natural Resources?

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Job Titles:

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Economics & Business

  • Appraisal
  • Consulting
  • Risk Management
  • Credit Analysis
  • Retail Management
  • Marketing
  • Sales
  • Public Relations
  • Finance and Banking
  • Economic and Policy Analysis
  • Commodity Trading
  • Farm Management

Extension Education

  • Teaching
  • County Extension Service
  • Government-Federal, State or Local

Biosystems Engineering

  • Power and Machinery
  • Structures and Environment
  • Electronic Systems
  • Soil & Water Conservation
  • Food Engineering
  • Engineering Technology

Animal Science

  • Research
  • Inspection
  • Farm Production and Management
  • Veterinary Science
  • Sales
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Health Technician
  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Artificial Insemination Tech.
  • Biologist
  • Chemist
  • Clinical Researcher

Forestry

  • Forest Recreation
  • Resource Interpretation
  • Resource Management
  • Wood Products/Utilization

Wildlife & Fisheries

  • Law Enforcement
  • Conservation
  • Resource/Range Management
  • Wildlife/Fisheries Biology
  • Aquaculture

Plant & Soil Sciences

  • Crop Production Management
  • Research
  • Environmental Science
  • Plant Breeding
  • Soil and Water Conservation
  • Soil and Plant Tissue Analysis
  • Pest Management
  • Farm Management
  • Sales

Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Design

  • Growing/Production
  • Design
  • Landscape Construction
  • Nursery Management
  • Arboriculture
  • Turfgrass Management
  • Sales
  • Plant Therapy
  • Farm Manager
  • Farmer Health Inspector
  • Horse Trainer
  • Kennel Owner
  • Immunologist
  • Industrial Hygienist
  • Laboratory Researcher
  • Conservation Officer
  • Education Curator

Places of Employment

Economics & Business

  • Agricultural businesses
  • Credit agencies, banks, brokers
  • Real estate and appraisal services
  • Public/private market analysis firms
  • Farm information services utilizing mass communications
  • County agricultural offices
  • Purchasing/supply firms
  • Feedlot operations
  • Federal government
  • Private foundations
  • Farm cooperative services
  • Feed and seed companies
  • Self-employment

Extension Education

  • Schools
  • Extension services
  • Agricultural agencies
  • Agricultural communications and media firms
  • Agribusinesses
  • Government agencies

Biosystems Engineering

  • Equipment design, testing, and manufacturing firms
  • Equipment and food industries including: processing, packaging, and storing
  • Quality control organizations for food, feed, or fiber
  • Biotechnology research firms
  • Environmental consulting firms
  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Public health service

Animal Science

  • Genetic research organizations
  • Agribusinesses: meat, poultry, feed
  • Government laboratories
  • Livestock producers
  • Feed companies; Feedlot operations
  • Supply and equipment industries
  • Extension services
  • Veterinary practices
  • Universities
  • Animal Breeders
  • Animal Shelter
  • Dairy Industry
  • Educational Institutions
  • Farms
  • Golf Courses
  • Humane Societies
  • Zoos
  • Bureau of Land Management

Forestry

  • Local, state and federal government
  • Forestry Service, USDA, National and state parks, and Reserves
  • Research Centers
  • Lumber, pulp, and paper industries
  • Private industry
  • Landowners
  • Nature centers

Wildlife Fisheries

  • Local, state, and federal government
  • Wildlife, Fisheries, and Parks
  • Wildlife refuges, and Management areas
  • Private industries (e.g. aquaculture production firms)
  • County/municipal agencies
  • Foundations, museums, nature centers, zoos
  • Nonprofit organizations

Plant & Soil Sciences

  • Extension services
  • Federal agencies
  • Agribusiness
  • Construction agencies
  • Plant propagation/production agencies
  • International agricultural agencies
  • Harvesting and fertilization manufacturers

Ornamental Horticulture & Landscape Design

  • Landscaping firms
  • Parks and amusement parks
  • Golf courses
  • Cemeteries
  • Large hotels and resorts
  • Industrial sites
  • Wholesale growers: nurseries, greenhouses, florists
  • Retail outlets
  • City and highway departments
  • Botanical gardens and arboretums
  • Floral designers
  • Government agencies: local, state, and federal
  • Colleges and universities
  • Self-employed
  • Health-related organizations and community centers
  • Peace Corps
  • Food and Drug Administration
    Food and Safety Inspection Service
  • Farm Credit Administration
  • Center of Disease Control

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