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Career Options in Agriculture

Career Options in Agriculture

India is one of the most leading agricultural countries in the entire world. Agriculture plays a very important role in the state of Indian economy. This education helps in further enhancements in the productivity with the quantity and quality of development, which may help in the further improvement of the agriculture outsourcing from the country to make good revenue.
Eligibility criteria:
ü  The students who want to pursue B.Sc Agriculture Science is 10+2 or any other equivalent with the science subjects  with an aggregate of minimum 50% marks.
ü  B.Tech or B.Sc degree in a relevant subject is required for the two year masters degree in agriculture programs. 
ü  For 3 years Ph.D, the students need to have post graduate degree like M.Tech or M.Sc in a relevant field.
Admission process:
The basic training in agriculture is offered as a Bachelor’s degree course of 3 to 4 years duration at almost all the agricultural universities in the country. The duration of the course is four years. The admissions to the top institutions are based in the merit or the performance in the entrance examination that are conducted by the concerned university or institute or based on the marks obtained in the examination of ICAR.
Types of Agriculture careers:
Agriculture is a big business. According to AgDay, there are approximately 22 million Americans are involved in the agriculture related industries.
1.     Food sciences:
       The individuals who are involved in the food sciences to deal with the safety, product and research development before the food hits the shelves. The roles include:
Ø  Food researcher
Ø  Food manufacturing
Ø  Food microbiologist
Ø  Food chemist
Ø  Quality assurance
Ø  Food product research and development

2.     Animal Sciences:
       The individuals who are involved in the animal sciences, helps with the care of the animals as breeders or ranch hands. The job possibilities are:
Ø  Animal geneticist
Ø  Animal scientist
Ø  Ranch / farm hand
Ø  Livestock feedlot operator
Ø  Stable management
Ø  Farm management
Ø  Veterinarian
Ø  Livestock insurance representative
Ø  Livestock procurement
Ø  Feed sales / management
Ø  Livestock production manager
3.     Agronomy / Soils:
          It deals with the crop production and soil management. The job opportunities include:
Ø  Farm supply representative
Ø  Soil surveyor
Ø  Soil conservationist
Ø  Plant geneticist
Ø  Plant breeder
Ø  Fertilizer sales representative
Ø  Soil scientist
Ø  Crop specialist
4.     Agricultural engineering:
         In Agricultural Engineering, it requires an extensive use of waste management, water  lines, buildings and machinery to keep the food supply safe. The job opportunities include:
Ø  Machine design engineer
Ø  Bioprocessing engineer
Ø  Food engineer
Ø  Sanitary / waste handling
Ø  Irrigation engineer
Ø  Structural engineer
5.     Agricultural Education:
         The Agricultural Education field mainly depends on the education specialists and instructors, the agricultural organizations employs the agriculture researchers and educators. The jobs include:
Ø  Extension advisor
Ø  Soil conservationist
Ø  Farm management
Ø  Education supervisor
Ø  Education specialist

6.     Agricultural Economics:
         Agricultural Economics field helps to address the issues like flood, drought and outbreaks of the food borne illness. The job roles include:
Ø  Agricultural lender
Ø  Food distribution manager
Ø  Insurance agent
Ø  Agricultural policy analyst
Ø  Resource economist consultant
Ø  Farm and land appraiser
Ø  Grain broker
7.     Agricultural Communications:
         The individual who are involved in the Agricultural Communications work as Journalists, public relations experts or marketers. The job titles include:
Ø  Account manager
Ø  Regional sales manager
Ø  Marketing communications manager
Ø  Advertising specialist
Ø  Public relations representative
Ø  Farm news reporter
Ø  Market news reporter
Job opportunities:
Individuals who completed the course in Agriculture can able to do work anywhere in the entire world. They can get a chance in spending time on learning the agricultural machinery and the soil structures including live stock as they may differ from place to place. There is a lot of scope in the entire career of agro based students with the constant job openings.