Agriculture Careers

What is your future? Do you dream of owning your own business? Maybe you are the creative type, eager to make your mark with graphic design? Or perhaps you get excited by the idea of a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)? Would you be surprised to learn that all of those  (and more!) are career options within the agri-food sector?  Careers in agriculture and food are incredibly diverse… and they aren’t all on the farm.

The agriculture and food sector is at the leading edge of research and innovation to address global challenges. There are endless opportunities which will allow you to make a difference: feed the growing population, protect the environment, care for animals, or help people.

So go ahead…take a look through these profiles of real Canadians working in agriculture and food. You may just get a glimpse of what your future can hold.

Canola Origination Manager

Canola Origination Manager

The world will always need food. It’s a simple enough concept, but one that fostered an incredible determination in Ryan Stack to buck the trend of his friends who pursued work in the oil patch. Ryan instead chose a career in agriculture. After earning his business degree with a major in...

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Mechanic

Mechanic

Meet Greg, a mechanic with Young’s Equipment. If you like working with your hands, but also enjoy computers and precision engineering, a career as an agriculture mechanic might be right for you.

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Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

While Canada has many veteran farmers, the next generation is showing that, through innovation, they will lead the agriculture industry into the future. Jeff and Ebony Prosko, who are raising a young family while operating a 4,500-acre grain and oilseed farm, are perfect examples. In 2014, Jeff...

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Farmer/Rancher and Manager

Farmer/Rancher and Manager

Meet Eric, a fifth generation farmer/rancher Along with his father and business partner, he manages a feedlot, commercial cattle herd and grain farm. Eric is a strong ‘agvocate’ for the agriculture industry and understands the essential role primary production plays in a safe and...

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Technical Development Specialist

Technical Development Specialist

Kevin works as a Technical Development Specialist with BASF, one of the world’s leading crop protection companies. His main role is technology transfer – moving information and products from the researcher who created them to the farmer who will use them. Kevin functions as the...

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Regional Sales Agronomist

Regional Sales Agronomist

Heather’s work involves meeting with producers to discuss crop and fertility planning, as well as meeting with industry leaders on the latest trends, issues and solutions in agricultural products and research. Whether she is collecting soil data, targeting weed and fungus problems or...

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Irrigation Agrologist

Irrigation Agrologist

Jeff Ewen is an Irrigation Agrologist with a provincial Ministry of Agriculture. But it wasn’t where he thought he’d be in his life as he looks back on his boyhood aspirations of working on the family grain farm as his father and grandfather did. Instead, he now has a highly...

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Precision Agronomist

Precision Agronomist

Katie MacMillan is a Precision Agronomist with Farmers Edge. Her company provides agronomy and Variable Rate Technology services to farmers, connecting technology with traditional agronomic practices. Katie understands the role Canada plays in a safe and nutritious food supply and takes pride in...

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Drone Operator

Drone Operator

While you may think most modern technology comes from the military or companies like Microsoft and Apple, many great technological strides are also being taken in agriculture. Drones are just one example. These unmanned aerial vehicles, usually controlled remotely by a pilot from another...

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Veterinarian Technician

Veterinarian Technician

There is no such thing as “typical” days for Breanna. Every day brings new challenges to meet the incredible demand for veterinary services in her clinic’s region. With a mixed practice that serves both pet and commercial animal needs, there is an incredibly interesting variety...

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Cattle Marketer

Cattle Marketer

Alan spends most of his days talking with cattle producers either on the ranch or over the phone. These conversations focus on co-ordinating the logistics for moving cattle from producers to buyers, establishing contracts and arranging financial analysis. It’s complex and demanding work,...

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