Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

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Checkmark Books, 2011 - Business & Economics - 338 pages
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Agriculture is much more than the production, marketing, and distribution of food. People involved in the agricultural industry also work to produce raw materials for clothing, shelter, energy, and medicine, as well as to provide opportunities for recreation. Farms and ranches are only two types of places where agricultural production occurs. Dairies, fish hatcheries, nurseries, greenhouse facilities, forests, and rangelands are also areas where plants and animals are raised for food and other agricultural products.

Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources describes more than 80 jobs in agriculture and agricultural-related fields, including farming, aquaculture and commercial fishing, forest production and management, agriscience, agricultural services, food and beverage, pet and animal services, veterinary medicine, and education and communications. Appendixes in this comprehensive new resource include Education and Training Resources on the Internet, Professional Unions and Associations, U.S. Departments and Agencies on the Internet, and Resources on the World Wide Web.

Career profiles include:

  • Agricultural inspector
  • Animal scientist
  • Aquaculture technician
  • Dairy farmer
  • Farm manager
  • Floral designer
  • Food technologist
  • Forest ranger
  • Livestock rancher
  • Organic farmer
  • Veterinarian
  • Vineyard manager.

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About the author (2011)

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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