Agriculture and food opportunities are secure, plentiful and lucrative. There’s a shortage of people seeking agriculture careers, due in part to a misunderstanding of careers that exist. Many believe food and ag careers are limited to field labor; however, the industry needs people in finance, technology, science, data analytics, sales and agronomy.
The industry must broaden its reach to non-traditional areas and encourage young people to explore with an open mind the broad opportunities that exist. Along the way, encourage leveraging organizations like AFA to help initiate important conversations with academic and business professionals who can support their journey.