Careers in Agriculture
Arkansas students make decisions that will impact their future and the career path they choose every day.
Influenced by teachers, parents and social media, this section will show students of all ages the diverse career opportunities available. With the help of agriculture professionals who look like them, we hope many will find their place in the soybean industry.
Over the next three years, college graduates in the U.S. with bachelor's degrees or higher in agriculture, food, renewable natural resources or the environment can expect to find over 173,000 job openings. A report published by the United States Department of Agriculture claims only about 61% of those positions will be filled each year.
You can check out the report or watch this panel discussion on the unlimited possibilities careers in agriculture provide and tips on how to get started down the best path for you.
Our farms feed the world and with more than 50 percent of Arkansas counties producing soybeans, we need the brightest minds.
Whether you have an agricultural background, a law degree, a love for science or an account for each social media channel, there’s an opportunity for you!
To learn more about the possibilities after high school, visit:
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November has been proclaimed as Arkansas Soybean Month by Governor Hutchinson to acknowledge the soybean industry and the economic impact it has in the state of Arkansas.
In this year's AG Teacher Toolkit, you'll find ASPB resources and this year's exclusive recipe contest! Download your toolkit here.
"Arkansas Soybean Month is an opportunity for us to reflect on the achievements and impacts our industry has had in the state,” said ASPB Chair Donald Morton of Prairie County.