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.

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Agriculture Careers

Canola Origination Manager

Canola Origination Manager

Ryan is the Manager of Canola Origination. He helps sign canola producers to supply the facility, but it isn’t a simple buyer-seller relationship.  The risks and the challenges in agriculture are very real, with population projections skyrocketing and our ability to feed the world needing to increase. 

Entrepreneur

Entrepreneur

Through their farm and family business, the Proskos are making a difference in the industry. Using technology such as variable rate fertilizer and seed application, they are delivering the best yields and quality when it comes to their crops.

Farmer/Rancher and Manager

Farmer/Rancher and Manager

Eric is 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 ag industry and understands the essential role primary production plays in a safe and nutritious global food supply. 

Controller

Controller

As a Controller, Kassandra’s daily functions include accounts receivable, payroll and other accounting responsibilities. 

Commodity Trader

Commodity Trader

Bo Hallborg may have grown up in a small town, but this Merchandiser is hooked on city living and the excitement he gets as a commodity trader.