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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.

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. 

As Adam Lorenz’s talents in mathematics and financial analysis developed in high school and in his post-secondary education, he often wondered if his acumen for numbers would ever translate back to his passion for agriculture. A career in agriculture and a bachelor’s degree in Business Economics at first may seem to be at odds with each other, but Adam is part of a new movement in agriculture that understands the key to success is being every bit as good in the boardroom as it is in the field. 

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. Most days for Adam involve intensive research, calculations and data analysis because his chief responsibility is maintaining the provincial Farm Income Forecast Model. Maintaining this complex financial model is incredibly important work in understanding the province’s production. As the global population booms and more countries develop their economies, there is significant pressure to meet the growing needs for food. These demands on food production also mean many more career opportunities for analytical-minded professionals like Adam. 

Adam has a tenacious desire to succeed and a strong work ethic to match. When he’s not contributing to national and provincial agriculture production strategies, he still finds time for his young family and work back on the family farm. Although a background in agriculture is an asset in his career, it’s not essential, as he works with many business-minded young professionals from both rural and urban backgrounds in one of the fastest growing and most essential industries in the world.

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