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.

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    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  
    • Arrange an informational interview, learning about the real-life experience of someone working in a field or company that interests you.
    • 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.


13 Tech Jobs in Agriculture To Consider

echnology is finding its way into the agricultural industry, to the point that it has become an indispensable part of many farming operations. The combination of traditional farming practices and modern, cutting-edge innovations has opened up a plethora of agricultural …

By Karyn Moyer
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Explore Job Roles: Animal Scientists

What is an Animal Scientist?

Animal Scientists conduct research concerning domesticated animals to better understand their growth, genetics, and other processes. They are also concerned with quality and quantity of food supply.

Where does an Animal Scientist work?

How much …

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What Candidates Should Look for in an Ag Business

Money talks, or so the saying goes. But is that all a candidate needs from an employer? And what does it take to secure a candidate in today’s ag job market? Knowing current compensation trends is a good place to …

By Writing Team
Writing Team
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What is the Difference Between an Agronomist and a Horticulturist?

Undoubtedly, agriculture, horticulture, and food production are crucial industries. With the world population on its way to 9.7 billion by 2050 and sustainability concerns arising, both agronomists and horticulturists are essential for human survival and prosperity. The need for skilled …

By Amanda Nell
Amanda Nell
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Interested in Sustainable Agriculture? 8 Jobs to Consider

Society today is more conscious than ever before about the environment, carbon footprints, and sustainable food. This is one reason why sustainable agriculture jobs are quickly gaining traction and contributing to a healthier planet. 

8 Sustainable Agriculture Jobs 

If …

By Karyn Moyers
Karyn Moyers
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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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