Keeping Up With Demand
Contrary to a Yahoo article here while back, pursuing an education and career in agriculture is a wise choice for college bound students. According to a new report, starting salaries for recently graduated college ag students are five percent more than they were for those who graduated in 2012, and the demand for qualified grads just continues to rise. The USDA has reported that through 2015 there will more jobs available in the renewable natural resources, and agricultural and food industries than there will be qualified graduates to fill them. Whether it’s good news or bad news, agriculture is in the news constantly. This has resulted in a peeked interest in ag careers. Most within the agricultural community would agree that it is a rapidly growing field, branching and spreading out into areas far beyond the traditional “cows and plows”; there’s agribusiness management, agricultural and natural resources communications, agriscience, food packaging, food science, horticulture, and resource development - just to mention a few. The list of rewarding and challenging careers in agriculture is quite extensive and impressive. Almost makes me wish I was college bound again.