Agriculture is one of the major contributors to the economy of most countries.
It is the source of food and raw material for textile industries.
The agriculture sector has great potential for business as evidenced by the emergence of many biotechnology and related industries.
It is an interesting subject to choose as a career option.
This is especially suited for those who like greenery, nature, plants, and outdoor work.
There are many courses in the field of agriculture (branches of agriculture) and also many enthusiastic students who take up these courses.
List of Agriculture Jobs
1. In agriculture universities or universities with agriculture courses
In agriculture universities present around your place of residence. The agricultural jobs include professors, lecturers for teaching undergraduate and postgraduate students. They also engage in research and offer Ph.D. degrees.
There are also scientist jobs for various branches of study like soil & groundwater analysis, plant pathology, breeding, etc.
They also have technical jobs to help scientists and teaching professionals in their practical work, and so they also recruit technicians.
The scientist jobs require postgraduate or doctoral degree holders while technicians can be of graduate and below graduate-level candidates.
2. In Agricultural Research Institutes:
There are many Research Institutes engaged purely in agricultural research in many countries. These research institutes have agriculture jobs in the form of scientists, technicians and administrative personal.
3. In private Industries:
There are many private industries in the agricultural sector involved in seed production, manufacture of fertilizers, pesticides, making of farm equipment, horticulture, dairy, etc.
They have agriculture jobs in the form of engineers, scientists, technicians, managerial personnel, etc.
4. In the television sector
This is quite an interesting set of agriculture jobs if one has creative and good communication skills. There are few television channels which telecast agriculture-related programs which involve methods of cultivation, improvements and any new developments in the field. The jobs include program planners, coordinators, scientists and anchors.
These jobs require any science graduate and involve the enhancement of sales of seeds, fertilizers, the machinery of any particular company.
Many banks especially in rural areas are involved in providing agricultural loans (crop loans) to the needy farmers. For this they some agriculture jobs like field officers who evaluate the land or crops, their yield potential to decide how much of loan can be sanctioned to the farmers.
7. Agriculture jobs in the Public sector
There are also few jobs in government sectors like inspectors- to check seed quality, field officers-to advice and inform farmers regarding farming, new developments, officer to regulate proper provision and distribution of seeds to farmers, etc.
If one is interested in farming, then they can find a career in cultivation. For this, they need to hire a farm for it or get hired to cultivate for others.
This career of working on farms is quite peaceful and pleasant for many. This is also a place of work where you face the least problems due to competition or politics. Also, you can have your own working hours and schedules. Hence farming is considered one of the noble professions.
9. Veterinary physician
This profession involves taking care of animals, birds, and fishes of agriculture.
This job has more demand in the dairy industry and also poultry farming.