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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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. 

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. 

Program Director

Program Director

Rick Block believes that youth are the key to the sustainability of the agriculture industry. This belief is reflected in his commitment to agriculture education and passion for promoting stewardship.

Livestock Auctioneer

Livestock Auctioneer

Ryan’s work involves being at the market every day, working with producers to provide them the tools they need to make informative marketing decisions. It’s Ryan’s job to read the experienced buyers and professionally sell the product to ensure producers are getting a competitive price.