Agriculture Careers by 3877nA2e

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									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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