Agriculture Careers Blue Springs School District Freshman Center Fall 2010 What would you like to do? Using the following slides brainstorm 5 possible careers that you would be interested in. Eight Major Career Areas •Production Agriculture •Agriculture Mechanics •Agriculture Sales & Service •Agriculture Processing •Forestry •Horticulture •Rural Recreation & Natural Resources •Agriculture Marketing & Business Management Production Agriculture Raising * Field Crops * Poultry * Fruit * Vegetables * Livestock Agriculture Mechanics Involves * Planning & Constructing Buildings * Machinery Maintenance * Welding * Electrical Work & Plumbing Agriculture Sales & Service Involves Occupations such as: * Veterinarian * Ag Commissioner * Equipment Dealers * Feed Dealers * Ag Flying Agriculture Processing Involves processing and distributing food * Examples include: Butchers Plant Workers Egg Processing Horticulture Involves * Landscaping * Floriculture * Turf Management * Nursery Management Forestry Involves * Producing & Harvesting Timber * Managing Forests * Reforestation Rural Recreation & Natural Resources Involves * Working with renewable resources Examples: Wildlife Water & Soil Agriculture Marketing & Business Management Involves * Business Economics * Developing Markets * Successful Marketing Do you have your 5 careers? Salaries in Agriculture Careers Agribusiness Manager Meat Processor – $24,375 per year up to $60,000 per – $19,440 to $34,140 year Reproductive Physiologist Agricultural Accountant – $34,310 to $69,58 – $37,210 to $61,630 Wildlife Biologist Agricultural Lawyer – $25,000 to $40,000 – $61,060 to $136,810 Turf Grass Manger Dairy Producer – $40,000 to $90,000 – $43,740 Golf Course Superintendent – $50,000 to $100,000 What’s In Your Area? Depends on 3 different factors • Population • Climate • Consumer Demand What’s Right For You? What areas interest you? Where to look… • Teachers • Friends • Family • Industry • Newspaper How To Contact People • Phone • Letter • Word of Mouth • Email Narrow list of 5 to 3 and answer the following questions 1. Can I find this career in the city/town I want to live in? 2. Will I be able to make a salary that will support the lifestyle I want to lead? 3. Will I be excited about doing the work needed, or am I just doing the career for the money?
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