Employment Outlook Promising for New College Graduates in Agriculture

Last week, the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Purdue University released a Report showing a strong job demand for new college graduates with degrees in agricultural programs.

U.S. college graduates can expect approximately 59,400 job opportunities annually between 2020 and 2025. This reflects a 2.6% percent growth from the previous five years. Employer demand will exceed the supply of available graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in agriculture-related fields.

A USDA NIFA spokesperson said students studying agriculture “have made a sound career choice and will graduate into a strong and growing job market in the years ahead.”

Graduates earning degrees with emphasis in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment will account for 61% of the annual supply pool. Most employment opportunities will be in business and management at 42% percent and another 31% in science and engineering. Openings anticipated in education, communication and government will make up 14%, and 13% will be in food and biomaterials production.

Click Here to read that entire report.

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