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

Technical Development Specialist

Technical Development Specialist

Kevin works as a Technical Development Specialist with BASF. His main role is technology transfer – moving information and products from the researcher who created them to the farmer who will use them. 

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. 

Large Animal Veterinarian

Large Animal Veterinarian

Working as a veterinarian with a focus on large animals can be challenging but comes with its rewards. As a veterinarian you have the opportunity to build relationships with families as you work with them on a long-term basis.

Assistant Professor Animal Science

Assistant Professor Animal Science

Natacha is an Assistant Professor of Animal Science at a leading Canadian university. As one of five Northern Ecosystem Toxicology Initiative (NETI) researchers, Natasha uses her training as a toxicologist to address contaminant issues in animal health. 

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.

Apiculture Specialist

Apiculture Specialist

Looking after bees is similar to solving a puzzle. There can be a variety of reasons why bees in a hive are not performing well, and it’s up to people like Geoff Wilson to find the right one. Geoff is a provincial specialist in apiculture, the study and management of honeybees, with a provincial Ministry of Agriculture. 

Watershed Technician

Watershed Technician

Katelyn earned a two-year college diploma in Renewable Resource Management.  Katelyn is now employed by the Assiniboine Watershed Stewardship Association (AWSA) as a Watershed Technician. Katelyn feels it is important for all farmers to be stewards of the land.

Research Analyst

Research Analyst

With no background in farming, and a love for mathematics, Daniel never calculated that he would work in the agriculture industry. However, his decision to do so has added up to an enjoyable and fulfilling career.

 

Policy Analyst

Policy Analyst

Adam is a Farm Income Analyst with a provincial Ministry of Agriculture Policy Branch, and his days blend his love of agriculture with his natural abilities for numbers.