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.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Dive into Environmental Sciences

Picking a major is a momentous decision for a student. Sure, guidance counselors may tell you that you can always change your course of study at any time, but we all know that a shift in subject matter can seriously …

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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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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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The 1000 Farms Initiative Investigates Regenerative Agriculture Across the U.S.

The Ecdysis Foundation is launching a study that aims to investigate regenerative agriculture across the United States. The 1000 Farms Initiative is one of the largest projects to date that will gather data on agricultural management practices, soil and water …

By Morgane Batkai
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The Next Generation of Hog Farming: “I’d Rather Be the Best Farmer than the Biggest Farmer”

Carlson Family Farm was started in southwest Iowa in 1973. It survived the farm crisis of the 1980s and then the conventional hog market crash in 1998. When Josh Carlson returned home after graduating college in 2011, he knew he …

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Resources

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!

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Seminars

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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