Remember when Yahoo released an article saying that degrees in agriculture were useless? The fallout from that was reportedly immense, and for good reason. For most states, agriculture is the one bright spot in an otherwise dismal economy. The ag industry is constantly changing, evolving, and improving, which is exactly what makes agriculture degrees attractive to serious students who are looking for challenging careers with plenty of opportunity. Unlike other career choices that come and go with the changing times, jobs in agriculture will not be going away. A growing world population that needs to be fed goes a long way in assuring job security for those in the ag industry. Graduates with agriculture degrees continue to be in high demand. And contrary to popular misconception, those in the ag industry are not just a “bunch of hicks”. The agriculture industry of today has some of the greatest minds and accomplished professionals of any business. Agriculture will continue to be a growing field with millions of jobs involved; from the input sector, to the production sector, to the manufacturer sector.