Agriculture Careers

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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.

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. 

Heather Krahn works as a Regional Sales Agronomist for Richardson Pioneer. 

As an important member of her team at Richardson Pioneer, Heather supports both her coworkers and producers on and off the field. 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. Whether she is collecting soil data, targeting weed and fungus problems or advising on swath timing, desiccation and pre-harvest timing, Heather’s work is incredibly rewarding and valuable. Through her work and continued learning, she helps the Richardson Pioneer team meet the increasingly growing demands of food production in a way that respects producers’ needs, the commodity markets and the environment.

Canada’s agricultural prosperity is built on a foundation of hard work, but also on innovation and excellent land stewardship. Heather embodies this approach through her work with producers and her team. As an Agronomist with a minor in Agribusiness, Heather not only helps producers, but also contributes to her family farm’s success with the knowledge she gained in the classroom and in her work.

After graduation, Heather’s options were numerous because her degree in Agronomy opened doors to countless other employment opportunities in consulting, sales, research and environmental management.  For Heather, her career fits her life perfectly, as she has attained success without compromising on the lifestyle she loves.

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