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.

    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.

    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, Sport and Tourism
    • 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 how to have career conversations to find possible career paths  
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    • Seek out mentors by making meaningful connections with upperclassmen, faculty, staff and alumni.  
    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.


Cows, Crops and Classrooms

Ellen Phillips knows a thing or two about farming. The Mexico, Missouri, native grew up in a farming family — one side focusing on row crops and the other on cow-calf operations.

As a child, Phillips participated in 4H and FFA. …

By Amanda Nell
Amanda Nell
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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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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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What Is the Main Role of a Safety Professional?

Environmental certifications play an essential role in preparing professionals to fulfill the functions of their jobs, functions that include implementation of best practices, compliance with governmental regulations, evaluations of clean and compromised sites, and (generally speaking) doing things that help …

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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 …

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

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