Career Opportunities in Agriculture

Food and Agriculture is Ohio’s number one industry - only 10% of these jobs are traditional farming.  The U.S. awards 35,400 degrees in agriculture each year, but at least 57,900 job openings in agriculture are available, especially in highly-skilled areas.  New hires need expertise in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and the environment – exactly the expertise a major in Sustainable Agriculture provides.  Some of the greatest job opportunities will be in agriculture related fields such as food production, nutrition, food chemistry, biomaterials, biofuels, plant science, water management and conservation, forestry, agriculture technology, sustainable agriculture, veterinary science, management and business. Students graduating from Central State University with a degree in Sustainable Agriculture will be prepared to meet these challenges.