Agriculture is Nebraska's #1 industry and we need you!
So why consider agriculture as a career? Well, it may sound basic, but people like to eat. Oh, and by the way, there will be about 3 billion more people who like to eat by the time you are ready to retire. Agriculture is not going anywhere. In fact, it will have to be one of the most innovative and fast paced industries in order to produce twice as much food on less land! It's no wonder that agriculture employs one of every three Nebraskans!
Clusters, Pathways, and Specialties, Oh My!
The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster is broken down into seven career pathways as you can see to the right. Within each of these Pathways are tons of Career Specialties, just waiting for highly qualified and motivated employees and entrepreneurs!
Added all up, there are over 200 careers within agriculture, employing over 22 million people in just the United States! Agriculture is one of the only industries that has a trade surplus, meaning that we produce more than we consume and are able to sell our product to other countries. In other words, Agriculture makes our country strong! Take a peek at an overview here!
Read on below to check out some agricultural careers!