By Danielle Tucker, 2017 AgCareers.com Marketing Intern
You probably haven’t seen anyone out handpicking corn with a husking knife or a peg strapped to the palm of their hands. Why not? Because science, technology, engineering and mathematics have helped change agriculture. These fields are what are known as STEM careers.
Farmers cannot feed the world alone. If we solely rely on the diminishing number of farmers to meet the demand of food, there won’t be enough to go around. Pursuing a STEM degree will open a countless number of doors for you.
If you are wondering what kinds of opportunities there are, the designated STEM degree list has over 400 degree programs listed. If you were to glance over the list, you would find most of them relate to agriculture in more ways than you may realize. You can match these degrees to hundreds of job opportunities that exist within agriculture. Students pursuing degrees in STEM are carving new tools to find solutions to feeding the drastically rising demand for food.
Matching the demand for food means increased efforts to improve efficiency, yields, equipment design, genetics and more. Below is a list of just a few examples of the efforts from STEM careers that will help us feed the increasing population.
There are many career profiles that directly connect between STEM and Agriculture.
Here are a few of them:
There’s more to farming than driving tractors and milking cows. We need farmers, but what we desperately need is solutions to the challenges and threats the industry faces. There are countless STEM careers you can take to help make a difference for our future.
Look for more STEM careers from the AgCareers.com Career Profiles that link to current job openings in those fields.
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