By Brandie Piper
Published May 19, 2015 on Discover.Monsanto.com.
Finding a job is hard, and while it’s starting to get easier for new college grads to find a job, it’s helpful to have a degree in a growing field where employees are in high-demand. One of those fields is agriculture, because of the increasing need to sustainably grow enough for a growing world.
According to a recent analysis by Purdue University, only 61 percent of the estimated 57,900 annual openings are filled each year in the food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environmental industries. That means there are typically 22,500 open jobs each year for qualified candidates with degrees or experience in agriculture, horticulture and other related degrees.
Working in agriculture doesn’t always mean dirty, messy and grimy work in the field. In the last 20 years, agriculture has changed, as a variety of new solutions have become available to farmers, helping them have better harvests while using resources efficiently. Farmers are using new technologies, such as GPS-guided tractors to plant crops and weather apps, like those from The Climate Corporation, to help them make better decisions throughout the growing season… [continue reading]