Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources
Training, Other Qualifications, and Advancement: The majority of agricultural professionals learn their skills on the job while others, such as animal breeders require more worke xperience or a college degree. Careers in the veterinary field require even more college and specialization. Experience working on a farm and around animals is helpful and necessary to qualify for many agricultural jobs.
Nursery workers who deal directly with customers must be friendly and tactful.Employers also look for responsible, self-motivated individuals because nursery workers sometimes work with little supervision. Farm workers who work hard,have good communication skills, and take an interest in the business may advance to crew leader or other supervisory positions. The ability to speak both English and Spanish is quite helpful in supervisory work as well.
Some agricultural workers aspire to become farm, ranch, or other agricultural managers, or own farms or ranches themselves.
In addition, their knowledge of raising and harvesting produce may provide an excellent background for becoming sellers, purchasing agents and buyers of farm commodities. Knowledge of working a farm as a business can also help agricultural workers become farm and rural and home management advisers. Those who earn a college degree in agricultural science could become agricultural and food scientists and specialists.Course Path: