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.

    Click this box to view a sample of professional titles! Next, 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. 

    Click here to view agriculture-related MU majors, minors and certificates, please visit Majors@Mizzou. You can 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.

    Learn about career paths by talking with others! Click here for ideas on how to have helpful career conversations.
    Click here to 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.


Explore Job Roles: Animal Scientists

Learn about the average salary, relevant studies, related questions, and common path after college to becoming an Animal Scientist.

What is an Animal Scientist?

Animal Scientists conduct research concerning domesticated animals to better understand their growth, genetics, and other processes. …

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Making an Impact in Appalachia | Organizations to Watch

By Amy Bergen

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There are dynamic social-impact organizations all over the US, and the Appalachian region is no exception. In fact, social-impact work in Appalachia is often deeply rooted in loyalty to the region, with its unique environmental …

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Renewable Energy Interview Skills Guide

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Renewable Energy Jobs – Interview Guide

Real advice to help you secure the renewable energy job that you want!


So you have landed an interview for your dream renewable energy job, well done!

The golden rule of …

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Breaking Into the Environment Sector: Tips from the Graduates that Made It

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Heather Poore, youth volunteering project manager, Global Action Plan

Have patience. It’s very hard to get work straight away so be creative about how you can gain experience in the industry

After a few weeks of trawling the …

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How to Get a Career in Environmental Protection

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If you are passionate about helping the planet or want to find a career where you are making a difference to the world, then environmental protection might be the perfect sector for you. So-called ‘green jobs’ are growing …

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AgCareers offers candidates job opportunities, resume database, and networking contacts with industry professionals.

Find jobs in conservation, natural resources, ecology, wildlife, forestry, botany, marine biology, fisheries, and environmental education.

Aimed to help those who seek jobs in sustainability and environmental responsibility. Search green jobs in any state!

AgHires helps connect talent with agribusinesses, farms, grain operations, specialty crops, food processors, livestock, biotechnology and other ag-related businesses.

Welcome to the Careers in Natural Resources Initiative. Our vision is to work collaboratively to create more pathways to enable …’s mission is to be the most reliable and expansive advocate for environmental science education and careers.


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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