Working the fields and raising livestock aren’t the only jobs available in the agricultural industry, and as technology plays a larger role in the field there are more jobs open than agribusinesses can fill.
The available jobs aren’t just working in the fields either. Technology is playing a key role in the industry boom and employees are needed to develop and sell GPS systems, unmanned vehicles, renewable energy and plant and animal genetics.
Companies are raising salaries and teaming with universities to attract new talent as qualified candidates are in short supply. The USA Today reports companies are reaching out to students to show them opportunities in agriculture include scientists, accountants, attorneys and others.
Attitudes towards the industry are also changing. New college graduates are attracted to agriculture for the opportunity to make a difference in the world, solving the challenge of feeding and providing energy for a growing population in the face of changing weather patterns.