Agriculture is much more than the production, marketing, and distribution of food. People involved in the agricultural industry also work to produce raw materials for clothing, shelter, energy, and medicine, as well as to provide opportunities for recreation. Farms and ranches are only two types of places where agricultural production occurs. Dairies, fish hatcheries, nurseries, greenhouse facilities, forests, and rangelands are also areas where plants and animals are raised for food and other agricultural products.
Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources describes more than 95 jobs in agriculture and agricultural-related fields, including farming, aquaculture and commercial fishing, forest production and management, agriscience, agricultural services, food and beverage, pet and animal services, veterinary medicine, and education and communications. Appendixes in this comprehensive resource include Education and Training Resources on the Internet, Professional Unions and Associations, U.S. Departments and Agencies on the Internet, and Resources on the World Wide Web.
Career profiles include:
• Agricultural engineer
• Agritourism operator
• Commodity broker
• Farm equipment mechanic
• Fishery biologist
• Floral designer
• Meat cutter
• Organic farmer
• Vineyard manager
• And more!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR(S)
Susan Echaore-McDavid has more than 25 years of publishing experience. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 50 books on job and reading skills, English, math, science, and home economics. She has worked with young people between the ages of 13 and 24, as a teacher, counselor, and community work-experience program administrator. She is the author of Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, Second Edition; Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services, Second Edition; and Career Opportunities in Science, Second Edition, all for Ferguson's.
Richard A. McDavid is the coauthor, with Susan Echaore-McDavid, of Career Opportunities in Engineering and Career Opportunities in Forensic Science, both for Ferguson's. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
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