Agriculture Students Have Good Job Prospects | Agricultural Sciences

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Agriculture Students Have Good Job Prospects

January 17, 2006


Dr. Kim S. Harris, Associate Professor of Agribusiness Economics, predicts a fertile career field for college seniors and those coming up behind them; particularly in the areas of food, agriculture and natural resources. Harris cites a national study projecting job openings at roughly 52,000 through 2010, with only an estimated 49,300 graduates to fill those positions. In addition, Ag business executives believe they may lose nearly half their work force to retirement within the next 10-15 years. Dr. Harris stated that also translates into good job advancement opportunities. Where are the jobs? Read about this and more in the following press release.