Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Checkmark Books, 2011 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
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From The Back of the book: Whether you're a student or a professional ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or change the direction of your current career in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Agriculture encompasses much more than the production, marketing, and distribution of food. People involved in the agriculture industry also work to produce raw materials for clothing, shelter, energy, and medicine, as well as to provide opportunities for recreation. Whether you want to work on a farm or ranch, at a fish hatchery, in a greenhouse, or in a scientific laboratory, there are a variety of opportunities available in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources profiles more than 95 jobs, including: Organic farmer; Agricultural engineer; Floral designer; Vineyard manager; Farm equipment mechanic; Veterinarian; Fishery biologist; Commodity broker; Agritourism operator; Forester; Meat cutter; Wildlife rehabilitator. Throughout this helpful career guide, the reader will find a quick-reference career profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a career ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes include educational and training programs, professional unions and associations, government agencies, and internet resources.

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Susan Echaore-McDavid has over 16 years of publishing experience and has authored, co-authored, and edited more than 50 books since 1982. She has written Career Opportunities for Law Enforcement, Security and Protective Services. She resides in California. She is a best-selling author, columnist, and teacher. She has written more than 15 books, including Encyclopedia of Ghosts and Spirits, Encyclopedia of Witches & Witchcraft, and Encyclopedia of Angels.

Richard A. McDavid is a former material and stores supervisor for the California State Compensation Insurance Fund. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California. He Currently resides in California.

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