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

Mechanic

Mechanic

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.

Drone Operator

Drone Operator

The use of remotely piloted drones allows Crop Command Agronomy to employ a more targeted approach and deliver more quantitative analysis of a field.

Aerial Applicator

Aerial Applicator

Aerial spraying is not only good for producers, but it’s also good for the environment. Producers reduce their work load and stress since an airplane can accomplish more in an hour than conventional ground equipment can in a day. This means less fuel used, less air pollution and no soil compaction.

Design Engineer

Design Engineer

With a rising global population and less land to grow food, it’s up to farmers to make efficient use of this land. Companies such as Bourgault are helping farmers achieve this goal through fertilizer and seed placement technologies that lead to better yields and more efficient use of the land.