Agriculture Careers

Careers in Agriculture

The most obvious careers are directly related to the farm or ranch. But did you know that only 10 percent of Americans are involved in traditional farming? If that is the case, then what other careers comprise the agricultural field? There are approximately 23 million people who work in agriculture related fields. Unlike agriculture of our grandparents' day, today's agriculture offers over 300 rewarding and challenging careers.

​Sample Individual Careers in Agriculture 

Farm Equipment Salesperson

Farm Machine Operator

Farm Manager

Fish Hatchery Manager

Floral Designer

Floral Shop Operator


Food Broker

Food Processer

Food Quality Specialist

Food Technician

Forest Products Merchandiser

Forest Ranger


Gas Engine Mechanic


Golf Course Superintendent

Grain Broker

Grain Buyer

Grain Merchandiser

Greenhouse Manager

Greens keeper

Heavy Equipment Operator

Horse Breeder

Horse Rancher


Hydraulic Engineer

Hydraulics Specialist

Hydroponics Grower

Industrial Equipment Repair

Information Specialist

Information System Analyst

Insurance Agent

Irrigation Engineer


Labor Relations Specialist

Land Surveyor

Landscape Architect

Landscape Contractor


Livestock Commission Agent

Livestock Producer

Log Grader

Logging Operations Inspector
Account Executive

Advertising Manager

Ag Construction Engineer

Ag Construction Worker

Ag Electrician

Ag Engineer

Ag Equipment Designer

Ag Establishment Inspector

Ag Extension Advisor

Ag Fabrication

Ag Plumber

Ag Safety Engineer

Animal Behaviorist

Animal Breeder

Animal Control Officer

Animal Cytologist

Animal Ecologist

Animal Geneticist

Animal Nutritionist

Animal Physiologist

Animal Scientist

Animal Taxonomist

Animal Trainer


Avian Veterinarian


Cattle Rancher

Commodity Broker

Computer Software Designer

Computer Systems Analyst

Conference Manager

Consumer Information Manager

Cooperative Extension Agent

Crop Specialist

Dairy Farmer

Dairy Nutrition Specialist

Diesel Mechanic

Diesel Technician


Engine Specialist

Equipment Operator

Equipment Set-up Technician

Export Sales Manager

Farm Equipment Repair 
Lumber Mill Operator


Maintenance Technician

Marine Biologist

Marine Mammal Trainer

Market Analyst

Marketing Manager

Nursery Operator

Park Manager

Park Ranger

Parts Manager

Plant Breeder

Plant Cytologist

Plant Ecologist

Plant Geneticist

Plant Nutritionist

Plant Pathologist

Plant Taxonomist

Poultry Producer

Public Relations Representative

Purchasing Manager

Real Estate Broker

Research Engineer

Restoration Ecologist

Safety Inspector

Sales and Marketing Representative

Service Trainer / Manager

Shop Foreman

Soil Scientist


Technical Service Representative

Timber Manager

Transmission Specialist

Tree Surgeon

Turf Farmer

Turf Manager


Veterinary Pathologist


Wildlife Manager

Wildlife Rehabilitator

Zoo Keeper