What is your future? Do you dream of owning your own business? Maybe you are the creative type, eager to make your mark with graphic design? Or perhaps you get excited by the idea of a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? Would you be surprised to learn that all of those (and more!) are career options within the agri-food sector? Careers in agriculture and food are incredibly diverse… and they aren’t all on the farm.

The agriculture and food sector is at the leading edge of research and innovation to address global challenges. There are endless opportunities which will allow you to make a difference: feed the growing population, protect the environment, care for animals, or help people.

What's Your Something? 

Did you know?

 

  • 1.4 billion people work in agriculture globally

  • 1 in 8 jobs in Canada are in the agri-food sector

  • 2.2 million Canadians work in agri-food 

  • There are 4 jobs waiting for every Bachelor of Agriculture graduate

A future in agriculture is promising, and this is a great place to learn about the opportunities. GrowingCareers.ca provides an introduction to the diversity of careers found within the agri-food sector.

There are hundreds of rewarding careers outside

the farm gate, such as:  

 

Research
Biotechnology
Environmental Studies
Business
Marketing
Economics
Food science
Tourism

Finance
Nano technology
Graphics
Electronics
Transportation
Logistics
Health
Animal Science

And much more.........

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What's Your Something?

Let's Keep GROWING!

Want to dig deeper into the topic? 

Download the lesson plan and accompanying student worksheet to engage students and challenge them to think critically about careers in agriculture.  

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