Learn about Agriculture

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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Animal Care

Vaccines

Vaccines

Why are animals vaccinated? How do animal vaccines help protect people?

Animal Welfare or Rights

Animal Welfare or Rights

What is the difference between animal rights and animal welfare? Did you know there are “Five Freedoms” for animal welfare that are recognized worldwide?

Pig Housing

Pig Housing

Why do pigs need to be put in stalls? Protecting the piglets is one very important reason farrowing crates are used!

The Myth of Factory Farms

The Myth of Factory Farms

The term “factory farm” is not used by farmers or anyone in the agriculture industry. Big doesn’t mean bad. The reality is fewer people want to farm and we have a growing population that relies on farmers to produce their food.

Dairy Cows

Dairy Cows

Cows need to be milked at least 2 – 3 times a day, no matter what. Learn how dairy farming is changing!

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