If you’re like most people, the first image that comes to mind when you think of jobs for veterans in agriculture is that of a farmer plowing his fields. But in today’s agricultural sector, that farmer is only one small piece of the puzzle of how food is grown and produced. It takes a whole host of people – everyone from suppliers to scientific researchers to sales people and even pilots – to keep wheat fields and corn stalks growing. Read on to find out some of the career paths agriculture has to offer.
Running a farm takes a lot of equipment. Farmers and ranchers need tractors, seed, feed, and a whole host of other items to keep things running smoothly. On the business side, these companies need managers, customer service representatives, accountants and sales people. On the science side, many agricultural retailers keep certified crop advisors on staff as professional experts who can provide input to farmers. This professional designation is available to folks with bachelor’s degrees and several years of experience under their belts.