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

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. 

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. 

Irrigation Agrologist

Irrigation Agrologist

Jeff Ewen is an Irrigation Agrologist with a provincial Ministry of Agriculture. His work helps industry and governments come to better understand the direct agronomic challenges faced by producers along with practical solutions to these challenges.

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. 

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.

Research Assistant

Research Assistant

Simranjit is a part of the international breeding program at Dow AgroSciences. Using state-of-the-art genetic technology, he looks at how different crop varieties from around the world may help to increase yields, resist stress and combat disease. Their goal is to reduce input costs for farmers in temperate climates.