Career Paths Aligned with Agriculture are Growing

The United States Department of Agriculture predicts that academic programs such as food science, agricultural engineering and agricultural business will need more students to meet the demand of the job market. Graduates with a degree in communications, economics and business, culinary arts, natural sciences and education are sought-after in many of these professions. No matter your major, there may be a career associated with agriculture that is right for you.

SUNY Cobleskill offers a broad range of associate and baccalaureate degree programs. Whether you are enrolled in our School of Agriculture and Natural Resources or our School of Business and Liberal Arts and Sciences, we provide a strong foundation for a successful career in agriculture.

Click on any job field for an extensive list of career options associated with agricultural fields beyond the farm.

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  • A.I. Breeding Technician
  • Animal Health Product Sales Representative
  • Animal Scientist
  • Livestock Feedlot Operator
  • Livestock Production Manager
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Wildlife Specialist

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  • Advertising, Marketing Specialist
  • Graphic Designer
  • New Media Specialist
  • News Editor, Reporter
  • Photographer
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Publisher
  • Radio or T.V. Broadcaster

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  • Conservationist
  • Education Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Specialist
  • Hydrologist
  • Land Use Specialist
  • Research Forester
  • Sanitary/Waste Handling Specialist
  • Surveyor
  • Wood Utilization
  • Forester

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  • Entrepreneur
  • Food Broker
  • Food Systems
  • Marketing Specialist
  • Small Business Specialist

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  • Agriculture Policy Analyst
  • Commodity Broker or Merchandiser
  • Cooperative Extension Advisor or Specialist
  • Credit Examiner, Loan Officer
  • Farm and Land Appraiser
  • Financial, Investment Analyst
  • Floral Shop, Garden Center Manager
  • Food Distribution Manager
  • Grain Broker
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Insurance Agent
  • Land, Farm Management Specialist
  • Market Analyst
  • Merchandiser
  • Mill Manager
  • Park Manager
  • Procurement Specialist
  • Product or Supply Representative
  • Quality Control Specialist
  • Resource Economist
  • Sales, Service Representative
  • Seed & Bulb Marketer
  • Stable Manager
  • Statistician
  • Tax Consultant

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  • Biotechnician, Chemist, Microbiologist
  • Chef
  • Engineer
  • Fermentation Scientist
  • Lab Technician
  • Pastry Chef
  • Product Developer, Manufacturer
  • Product, Sales Representative
  • Restaurateur

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  • Agronomist
  • Arborist
  • Crop Production Analyst
  • Crop Scout
  • Crop Specialist
  • Custom Spray Operator
  • Floral Crop Grower, Floral Designer • Fruit and Vegetable Grower
  • Gardener
  • Golf Course Superintendent
  • Horticulturist
  • Irrigation Engineer
  • Landscape Contractor, Designer
  • Lawn Care Specialist
  • Nursery Inspector, Worker
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Geneticist
  • Plant Propagator
  • Sod Grower
  • Soil Scientist
  • Soil Surveyor

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  • Computer Analyst
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Machine Design Engineer
  • Project EngineerStructural Engineer
  • Systems Designer
  • Technical Service Representative


See the published brochure “Careers in Agriculture Beyond the Farm.”

To request more information, please visit SUNY Cobleskill’s Admissions department online.