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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Health Safety and Environment Compliance and Audit Specialist

Health Safety and Environment Compliance and Audit Specialist

Meet Nicole, a Health Safety and Environment Compliance and Audit Specialist. In her role with Bayer CropScience, she sees the large role science and technology play in the agriculture and agri-food industry.   

Meet Nicole, a Health Safety and Environment Compliance and Audit Specialist. In her role with Bayer CropScience, she sees the large role science and technology play in the agriculture and agri-food industry.  

Nicole places high importance on education. She first graduated from University with a bachelor of biochemistry and then went on to complete her masters in toxicology in 2010.

Nicole’s past research experience has been in the areas of canola molecular biology, ovarian cancer, nanotechnology, aquatic and wildlife toxicology, and human cardiovascular toxicology. Nicole’s primary role is making sure everyone who works in Bayer’s research facilities are safe. She says the best part of her job is traveling to the different research locations, allowing her to meet people from across the country and see the various aspects of the business. All research facilities and greenhouses have safety requirements to ensure the well-being of their employees. Nicole is responsible for Bayer’s safety standards and also ensures they meet legislative requirements. 

In order to fulfil her role, Nicole needs to have a good understanding of the practices and procedures that are being carried out in the different locations, and this is where her diverse scientific background plays a large role. Nicole knows agriculture is rooted in science. Although she grew up on a farm, she was able to see early on that as population increases, we will need to find more efficient ways to grow more food on the same amount of land. Being part of the solution was what drove Nicole to choose a career in agriculture.

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