Agriculture is about a lot more than farming. And graduating with a degree in the field (pardon the pun!) doesn’t necessarily mean your career will involve driving a tractor and raising crops and livestock. If agriculture interests you, there are many educational options available.
Choose to learn about the economics of agriculture and focus your studies on managing a farming business – from financing and planning to marketing and selling. If you are a techie, study the technology of equipment used in the industry. Or concentrate on the science of food or soil and how to improve the quantity and quality of crops that farmers produce. You can even combine studies in agriculture and politics and examine why food is not equally distributed throughout the world.
Yes, agriculture offers all of these degree options and more. This is an area of study that presents choices for the outdoor lover, the animal lover, the green thumb, the laborer, the manager, the journalist, and the educator.
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With so many categories within agriculture programs, it can be a bit daunting when trying to decide which best fits your interests or career aspirations. To help you decipher the diversity, we're breaking down 9 popular options below: