Agriculture & Natural Resources

This Career Community is focused on the many different areas students can pursue in fields of agriculture and natural resources. Browse blogs for career advice, look at resources for job and internship leads and watch videos profiling unique roles and occupations.

  • + CONSIDER CAREER PATHS View a sample of professional titles related to this major
    Visit My Next Move to browse for agriculture-related occupations by keyword or industry.
    • Agricultural equipment operators
    • Agriculture science teachers
    • Animal breeders
    • Animal scientists
    • Animal trainers
    • Farm equipment service technicians
    • Farm labor contractors
    • Fishing & hunting workers
    • Farmers, ranchers, & other agricultural managers
    • Forest & conservation workers
    • Food scientists & technologists
    • Soil & plant scientists
    • Sustainability specialists
    • Veterinarians
    Need help exploring your career options? Take the Focus 2 assessment to search for occupations that fit with your interests, values, skills, and personality. Then speak with a Career Specialist about the results.
  • + EXPLORE MU MAJORS Check out agriculture-related MU majors, minors and certificates
    Please visit Majors@Mizzou and browse this site by career interests, occupation and by School or College. Remember, these are just a few examples of degree programs. A wide variety of MU majors can lead to a successful and satisfying career in agriculture and natural resources.
    • Agricultural Systems Technology
    • Agribusiness Management
    • Agriculture
    • Animal Sciences
    • Biological Sciences
    • Environmental Science
    • Food Science & Nutrition
    • Geography
    • Geological Sciences
    • Interdisciplinary (Environmental Sciences)
    • Microbiology
    • Natural Resources Science and Management
    • Parks, Recreation and Sport
    • Plant Sciences
    Another helpful tool is the What Can I Do With This Major site where you can connect academic majors to common career paths and see typical employers that hire those majors.
  • + MAKE CAREER CONNECTIONS Learn how to have career conversations to find possible career paths  
  • + RESEARCH ALUMNI CAREER PATHS Discover the unique career paths of fellow Tigers
    • Use LinkedIn to see what thousands of Mizzou alumni are doing with their degrees.
    • Explore the Career Outcomes web page to see what recent MU graduates are doing and where they are living.


The Best 4 Environmental Compliance Jobs in 2023

The outlook remains sunny for professionals looking to work in the environmental field. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the need for environmental scientists and specialists looks poised to grow five percent from 2021 to 2031, well in …

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10 Compelling Reasons Why Emergency Management is a Good Career

The role of a Disaster & Emergency Manager is to plan, prepare, respond to, and recover from environmental disasters and emergencies. They are responsible for ensuring the safety of communities and the environment in the face of disasters such as …

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The Right Ag Career for You

There is nothing simple about matching executive and professional talent with the right ag career. The careers in agriculture are as varied as those who work them. It’s not just about identifying the right elements between the role, the employer, …

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What Exactly Does a Sustainability Consultant Do?

From small businesses to the most powerful governments in the world, one topic seems to be unifying us faster than any other; sustainability. Maybe it’s producing less non-recyclable waste, or saving money through less disposable materials, or aggressive carbon-neutral policies. Whatever the organization, …

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8 Types of Jobs You Can Get as a Natural Resources Professional

Natural resources professionals are becoming increasingly important in this day and age. As the effects of climate change become more noticeable, the ways in which we use the land around us fall under greater scrutiny. Studying the evolution of ecosystems, …

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Current job and employment trends based on a NACE (national Association of Colleges and Employers) survey of recruiters who hire …

Focus 2 Am I Career Ready?

Career readiness is a foundation of eight core competencies that broadly prepare college students for lifelong success in their careers …

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SSC 1150: College Success Seminar

This 2-credit hour course is intended to assist exploring students in making purposeful academic and life decisions that lead to…

SSC 2100: Career Explorations

 The goal of this course is to help students explore what to major in, what they can do with their…

Agriculture & Natural Resources Exploration Courses

Below are a list of introductory and exploration courses for students interested in agriculture and natural resources. This list is…

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