Careers in Agriculture

Alex Franco, Maui Cattle CompanyMore than 200 different agricultural-related careers exist, and as diversified agriculture, research, and technology expand, so do new opportunities. Ag careers roughly fall into four categories. Agricultural education for many of these careers can often be found within the State of Hawaii. Visit University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources for more information.


Farming, Ranching, Agricultural Management:
Focus: Entry-level positions.
Education needed: Business- and computer know-how. Agricultural schooling is preferred.

Agricultural Engineering:
Focus: Economical solutions through cost-effective, commercial applications.
Education needed: A college degree in science, mathematics, or computer programming is helpful.

Agricultural and food science:
Focus: Development of sustainable growing practices, environmental solutions, improved delivery and safety, marketability, education, and a dynamic inventory of value-added products.
Education needed: Postgraduate knowledge may be preferred.

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Research:
Focus: New findings about conventional agriculture, biotechnology, hydroponics, and aquaculture.
Education needed: A college degree and post-graduate knowledge may be preferred.

(Source: Florida Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services)

Aquacultural farming:
Aquaculture
Fisheries Science
Marine Science

Business:
Agricultural economy
Retail

Crop and soil management:
Agronomy
Biochemistry
Botany
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Forestry
Horticulture
Plant Pathology

Culinary and Agriculture tourism:
Chef
Restaurateur
Tour Operator

Education:
Instruction and teaching
Food and science writing
Agricultural consulting
Marketing and organizational communications
Nutrition/Dietetics

Environmental sciences:
Wildlife Biology
Wood Science
Climatology
Entomology
Maui Agriculture IndustryLogging engineering
Nature studies
Remote Sensing

Ranching:
Animal Nutrition
Animal Physiology
Ranch Management
Veterinary medicine

Research, operations, and development:
Biometrics
Biosystems engineering
Food process engineering
Food science
Genetics
Molecular biology

Technology:
Agricultural engineering/mechanics
Hydrology
Plant Physiology
Soil Science
Toxicology
Turf Science
Viticulture
Weed Science

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