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Agriculture & Lands

Careers

Careers in Agriculture

Agricultural Engineering:

  • Land Surveyor
  • Farm Mechanics
  • Hydrologist
  • Machine Mechanics

Agro Business:

  • Food Preservation
  • Food Technologist
  • Agri-Journalist
  • Agri- Consultant

Aquaculture:

  • Marine Biologist
  • Fish Farmer

Agromony:

  • Plant Breeder
  • Soil Scientist
  • Plant Scientist
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Forester
  • Agronomist
  • Biotechnologist

Plant Health:

  • Entomologist
  • Nematologist
  • Pathologist

Agricultural Economist:

  • Market Intelligence Officer
  • Agri-Business Manager
  • Market Extension Officer
  • Farm Planner

Ornamental Horticulture:

  • Landscape Designer
  • Florist
  • Nursery/Greenhouse Manager
  • Olerticulturelist
  • Tree Surgeon
  • Pomologist

Animal Science:

  • Livestock Farmer
  • Veterinarian
  • Animal Physiologist
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Technician

Apiculture:

  • Bee Keeper

Fields and Qualifications

Agricultural Engineering

Agricultural Engineering: apply engineering principles to the biological systems that produce and process food and fiber products

Qualifications:

  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Technical Drawing
  • Statistics
  • Computer Science

Land Surveyor: is the technique and science of accurately determining the terrestrial or three-dimensional space position of points and the distances and angles between them.

Farm Mechanics: maintain, and repair farm equipment

Hydrologist: is the study of the movement, distribution, and quality of water throughout Earth, and thus addresses both the hydrologic cycle and water resources.

Qualifications:

  • Physical Science
  • Natural Science
  • Engineering

Machine Mechanics: responsible for cleaning and lubricating machinery, performing basic diagnostic tests, checking performance, and testing damaged machine parts to determine whether major repairs are necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Drawing
  • Blueprint reading
  • Computer Science

Agro Business

Food Preservation: is the process of treating and handling food to stop or greatly slow down spoilage (loss of quality, edibility or nutritive value) caused or accelerated by micro-organisms.

Food Technologist: study the physical, microbiological, and chemical makeup of food.

Agri-Journalist: represents reporters, broadcasters, photographers and media specialists working in agriculture, commercial horticulture and other rural industries.

Agri-Consultant: An agricultural consultant or adviser, like any consultant, is a professional problem-solver, who researches and finds solutions to clients' problems. Clients may be:

  • farmers
  • growers
  • landowners
  • conservation organizations
  • public bodies
  • other agricultural businesses in manufacturing and services

Aquaculture

Aquaculture: is the farming of freshwater and saltwater organisms such as finfish, mollusks, crustaceans and aquatic plants.

Marine Biologist: is the scientific study of living organisms in the ocean or other marine or brackish bodies of water.

Qualifications :

  • Biology
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Engineering

Fish Farmer: work in fish and shellfish hatcheries and in related operations to produce fish for sale in consumer markets and for stocking lakes, ponds, streams, and oceans.

Agronomy

Agronomy: can be defined as the breach of agriculture dealing with the cultivation of field crops and soil management.

Agronomist: is a scientist who specializes in agronomy, which is the science of cultivating field crops and soil management.

Qualifications:

  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Botany
  • Statistics

Plant Breeder: is the art and science of changing the genetics of plants for the benefit of humankind. Plant breeding can be accomplished through many different techniques ranging from simply selecting plants with desirable characteristics for propagation, to more complex molecular techniques.

Soil Scientist: is the study of soil as a natural resource on the surface of the earth including soil formation, classification and mapping; physical, chemical, biological, and fertility properties of soils; and these properties in relation to the use and management of soils.

Qualifications:

  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Computer Science
  • Geography

Plant Scientist: Conduct research in breeding, production, and yield of plants or crops, and control of pests.

Soil Conservationist: is one who manages strategies for prevention of soil being eroded from the earth’s surface or becoming chemically altered by overuse, stalinization, acidification, or other chemical soil contamination.

Forester: is a person who practices forestry, the science, art, and profession of managing forests.

Biotechnologist: is someone who develops and control the potential of micro-organisms and living systems for the benefit of mankind.

Qualifications:

  • Biotechnology
  • Genetic
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Biology
  • Chemistry

Plant Health

Plant Health: is the research and monitoring and provides resources to protect threats to our food supply and to our Nation's economy.

Entomologist: a zoologist who study insects, their environments and their control.

Nematologist: deals with the study of Nematodes and their control.

Qualifications:

  • Plant pathology
  • Biology

Pathologist: is the study and diagnosis of disease through examination of organs, tissues, bodily fluids, and whole bodies (autopsies).

Plant pathology (also phytopathology) is the scientific study of plant diseases caused by pathogens (infectious diseases) and environmental conditions (physiological factors).

Agriculture Economist

Agricultural Economist: originally applied the principles of economics to the production of crops and livestock.

Qualifications:

  • Mathematics
  • Principles of Business
  • Principles of Accounts
  • Economics
  • Statistics

Agri-Business Manager: oversee business operations of a farm by providing leadership and organization for farming production.

Qualifications:

  • Accounting
  • Bookkeeping

Farm Planner: is responsible for a comprehensive, customized document that defines land use and application of best management practices on your property. A farm plan defines the resources in a simple, easy to understand manner.

Ornamental Horticulture

Florist: is someone who grows and deals in flowers; "the florist made up an attractive bouquet"

Nursery/Greenhouse Manager: Oversee the daily operations of a greenhouse and/or nursery. They manage the care of plants, flowers, and trees; hire and coordinate nursery and greenhouse workers; and observe environmental standards for agricultural and horticultural production.

Qualifications:

  • Associate's Degree in Horticulture

Olerticulturelist: is the science of vegetable growing, dealing with the culture of non-woody (herbaceous) plants for food.

Tree Surgeon: takes care of trees in need of attention and remove unhealthy or unwanted trees.

Pomologist: the scientific study and cultivation of fruit.

Animal Science

Animal Science: is the study of farm animals, including the areas of anatomy, genetics, breeding, physiology and nutrition.

Qualifications:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics

Livestock Farmer: raise animals for profit. The most important livestock are cattle, swine, sheep, and goats, raised for food, their hides, or their hair.

Veterinarian: Veterinarians deal with causes, diagnosis and treatment of diseases and injuries of animals.

Qualifications:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Microbiology
  • Computer Science
  • Statistics

Animal Physiologist: carry out research on animal bodies work. They study the blood, breathing, circulation, digestion, excretion, hormone and skeletal muscle systems, body organs, and brain.

Qualifications:

  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Mathematics

Clinical Pharmacologist: one who studies the science of drugs and their clinical use.

Animal Geneticist: conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of animals

Animal Nutritionist: is a person who specializes in the dietary needs of agricultural animals, zoo animals, and pets

Qualifications:

  • Chemistry
  • Physic
  • Biochemistry
  • Mathematics
  • Economics

Animal Technician: are responsible for the welfare of laboratory animals that are used for scientific research.

Apiculture

Apiculture: is the management and study of honeybees.

Beekeeping: is the maintenance of honey bee colonies, commonly in hives, by humans.

A beekeeper (or apiarist) keeps bees in order to collect honey and beeswax, to pollinate crops, or to produce bees for sale to other beekeepers.