Careers in Agriculture

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Looking for an entry level job or internship in agriculture? This is an overview of how to approach the search and a list of companies that might have relevant entry level and internship opportunities.

Agriculture Careers

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Agriculture is the process of raising plants and animals in order to sustain and increase the quality of life. Agriculture happens on farms large and small, from backyard gardens to farms spanning multiple acres. You can certainly work as a farmer or farmhand, but if that’s not your cup of tea (or milk), there are many other opportunities out there. Depending on your interests, you could work in:

  • Agricultural Engineering: apply technology to farming
  • Food Science: apply technology to the food we eat
  • Farm Management: Mange a farm or ranch
  • Nonprofits: Make food more accessible to all, or preserve part of nature
  • The Federal Government, especially the Department of Agriculture

You need a bachelor’s degree for most of these jobs, preferably with a focus in the field you’re interested in (so lots of courses in agricultural science if you’re interested in the science or technology side of agriculture).

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Service Technician / Agriculture Mechanic
Plains Equipment Group Osceola, NE
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Agriculture - Regional Sales
Cameron Craig Group Raleigh, NC
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Long-Term Substitute Grade 8-12 Agriculture Teacher
Osakis Public School Osakis, MN
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Agriculture Chemical Warehouse
633-CROP PRODUCTION SERVICES London, OH
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Agricultural Equipment Operator
USA FARMLABOR Nickerson, KS
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Agricultural Maintenance & Piling Ground Supervisor
Michigan Sugar Bay City, MI
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Agricultural Lab Testing Temporary Full Time
the andersons Greenville, OH
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Dean,School of Agriculture and Applied Science & Director of Land Grant Programs
Alcorn State University Lorman, MS
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Dean of the College of Agricultural, Human and Natural Resource Sciences
Washington State University Pullman, WA
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Director, School of Agriculture- 150035-E
Western Illinois University Macomb, IL
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Companies with Entry Level Jobs and Internships in Agriculture

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Wholesome Wave - Wholesome Wave is a Bridgeport, CT based non-profit with a mission “to empower people in underserved urban and rural communities to make healthier food choices.”

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Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture Logo

Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture - Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture is a Pocantico Hills, NY based non-profit that's "working to improve the way America eats and farms.”

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Old Sturbridge Village - Old Sturbridge Village is the “largest outdoor history museum in the Northeast” and it “depicts a rural New England town of the 1830s.”

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Mass Farmers Markets Logo

Mass Farmers Markets - Mass Farmers Markets is a Waltham, MA based non-profit that aims "to foster, enhance and sustain farmers market in Massachusetts."

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Hillshire Brands Logo

Hillshire Brands - Hillshire Brands is based in Chicago, IL and aims to be “the most innovative meat-centric food company in the U.S.”

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Partners of the Americas Logo

Partners of the Americas - Partners of the Americas is a DC based non-profit that works to “build partnerships that create opportunity, foster understanding, and solve real-life problems.”

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Landesa Logo

Landesa - Landesa is a Seattle, WA based non-profit that “works to secure land rights for the world’s poorest people."

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Seattle Tilth Logo

Seattle Tilth - Seattle Tilth aims “to inspire and educate people to safeguard our natural resources while building an equitable and sustainable local food system.”

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Crop Quest Logo

Crop Quest - Crop Quest is a Dodge City, KS based “innovation-driven leader in crop consulting and agricultural production management and solutions."

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BrightFarms Logo

BrightFarms - BrightFarms is a New York, NY based company that "designs, finances, builds, and operates hydroponic greenhouse farms at, or near, supermarkets."

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Chobani Logo

Chobani - Chobani is a Norwich, NY based Greek yogurt company whose focus on simplicity has led them to remarkable growth since they launched in 2005.

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Back to the Roots Logo

Back to the Roots - Back to the Roots is an Oakland, CA based company that allows you to enjoy the freshly picked mushroom experience at home.

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Heifer International Logo

Heifer International - Heifer International is a Little Rock, AR based non-profit that enables people to “donate animals to poor countries.”

See the complete Heifer International profile


One Acre Fund Logo

One Acre Fund - One Acre Fund is a non-profit that is working to eliminate poverty in Africa by increasing the efficiency of family farming operations, and they're hiring.

See the complete One Acre Fund profile


Amy's Kitchen Logo

Amy’s Kitchen - Amy's Kitchen is a Petaluma, CA based natural frozen foods company that is all vegetarian and mostly organic. They have some great jobs for new grads.

See the complete Amy’s Kitchen profile


Driscoll's Logo

Driscoll’s - Driscoll's is a Watsonville, CA based purveyor of premium berries, and they have all kinds of job opportunities available.

See the complete Driscoll’s profile


The Humane Society Logo

The Humane Society of the United States - The Humane Society of the United States is the country's largest animal protection organization, and they're hiring.

See the complete The Humane Society of the United States profile


Solazyme Logo

Solazyme - Solazyme is a San Francisco, CA based company that synthesizes oil from algae, and they have some great job opportunities for new grads.

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Super Sprowtz Logo

Super Sprowtz - Super Sprowtz is an NYC based company that has developed a cast of “vegetable super heroes” to “entertain and educate children about healthy eating habits.”

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National Christmas Tree Association Logo

National Christmas Tree Association - The National Christmas Tree Association represents Christmas tree growers all across the country, and they might have some interesting jobs.

See the complete National Christmas Tree Association profile


4-H Logo

4-H - 4-H is a Chevy Chase, MD based non-profit that "empowers youth to reach their full potential," and they have some great looking job opportunities.

See the complete 4-H profile


Synthetic Genomics Logo

Synthetic Genomics - Interested in solving the world's problems through genomics? A career with Synthetic Genomics may be just what you're looking for.

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Hamilton Farm Bureau

Hamilton Farm Bureau - This morning I heard an NPR segment on Hamilton Farm Bureau and how they're having trouble finding talent. Maybe you can be the solution to their problem.

See the complete Hamilton Farm Bureau profile


Ocean Spray Logo

Ocean Spray - Ocean Spray is all about giving consumers new ways to enjoy fruits that they've known all their lives, and they're hiring people to help them do that.

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Marrone Bio Innovations Logo

Marrone Bio Innovations - If you’re excited about a world with less harmful pesticides, then you should check out jobs at Marrone Bio Innovations.

See the complete Marrone Bio Innovations profile


Rodale Institute Logo

Rodale Institute - If you want to be part of the organic movement, then you should consider jobs at the Rodale Institute in Kutztown, PA.

See the complete Rodale Institute profile


American Farmland Trust Logo

American Farmland Trust - If you love our farmland and want to be a part of ensuring that it’s still around when you have kids, then you should check out jobs at American Farmland Trust.

See the complete American Farmland Trust profile


Tomato Mountain Farm Logo

Tomato Mountain Farm - Interested in what Tomato Mountain Farm is doing? Check out their Jobs page. Right now they’re looking for two people to work farmers markets.

See the complete Tomato Mountain Farm profile


Cultivating Community Logo

Cultivating Community - If you share the same ideals, then you might want to consider a job with Cultivating Community—they're hiring right now.

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Pilgrim's Pride Logo

Pilgrim’s Pride - Pilgrim’s Pride has a few dozen job opportunities posted, and plenty of them appear to be suitable for new grads with a background in Animal or Food Science.

See the complete Pilgrim’s Pride profile


Seed Savers Exchange Logo

Seed Savers Exchange - Seed Savers Exchange maintains "more than 25,000 endangered vegetable varieties," and they're looking to hire entry level people to help them do that.

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Green Chimneys Logo

Green Chimneys - Green Chimneys is a Brewster, NY based non-profit organization that is perfect if you love working with special-needs children and also love animals.

See the complete Green Chimneys profile


Agricultural Consulting Services Logo

Agricultural Consulting Services - Agricultural Consulting Services is exactly what their name says they are, and they're looking for Agricultural Engineers and Agricultural Consultants.

See the complete Agricultural Consulting Services profile


Jennie-O Logo

Jennie-O - If you\'re a new grad who wants to be reminded of Thanksgiving every day when you’re at work, then you should consider a job with Jennie-O.

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Rainforest Alliance Logo

Rainforest Alliance - Well if you’re interested in Jobs with Rainforest Alliance, you’re in luck, because there are a lot of them. Many are perfectly suited to new college grads.

See the complete Rainforest Alliance profile


Decagon Devices Logo

Decagon Devices - Decagon Devices is looking for a Food Physicist/Engineer and an Environmental Instrumentation Application Specialist in Pullman, WA.

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World Cocoa Foundation

World Cocoa Foundation - The World Cocoa Foundation is a non-profit organization that “encourages sustainable, responsible cocoa growing.” We\'re wondering if they ever hire new grads.

See the complete World Cocoa Foundation profile


Organic Valley Logo

Organic Valley - Located in La Farge, WI, Organic Valley is a cooperative that allows small organic farmers to combine their growing power and sell products on a grand scale.

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US Forest Service Logo

US Forest Service - We're leaving the research to you because the United States Forest Service has way too many entry-level openings all over the U.S. for us to list.

See the complete US Forest Service profile


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