Do you have a passion for helping others and making a difference? Do you enjoy working with your heart, hands, and mind? Are you interested in science, computers, communications, building things, teaching, working with animals, or sustainability and the environment? There is a career in ANFR for you!
When people think about agriculture they think of farms and farmers. While that is an important part of agriculture, and a fulfilling career choice, there are numerous jobs in the field from technical to marketing to finance to food production to transportation to supply chain logistics, and everything in between!
ANFR careers include everything from small businesses to Fortune 500 companies. Not only will you help feed the world with a career in agri-food, but you will help protect water, habitat, and the environment in this field. Our industry tackles problems critical to our world including food security, animal health, climate change and more. Plus, many careers in ANFR have high-paying jobs with quality benefits, so you can build a career while knowing your job positively impacts the world around you each and every day.
You can find a career that fits you
Growing opportunities/aging workforce
AFNR is an essential industry/part of strong economy
Making a difference (food, environment)
FFA - more than 300 careers in AFNR
Want to explore all the amazing careers and opportunities that agri-food, forestry and natural resources has to offer? Our partners have a number of amazing resources at your fingertips to learn more about different jobs and fields that can help you determine your future career.
Want to learn more about various agricultural career pathways? AgCentric and Minnesota State are providing a deep-dive into different career areas, and how you can connect to the right college and major to jumpstart your career in AFNR. Please visit their brochure, which is available in English, Spanish, Somali and Hmong.
AgExplorer is a robust, comprehensive career resource to help you explore the broad range of careers within the industry of agriculture brought to you by the National FFA Organization. Learn more about which career may be right for you by watching the videos, exploring the career pages and completing the Career Finder interactive.
Learn, Grow, Do. is an initiative developed by the Minnesota State Agricultural Centers of Excellence - with the goal to educate students about the endless career opportunities in agriculture, food, and natural resources.
In Minnesota’s food and ag ecosystem, people are working together to address the major challenges facing our food system and planet. Here in Minneapolis-Saint Paul we’re leading the way to the future of food. No matter what problems you want to solve from farm to fork, you’ll find what you’re looking for in MSP. Discover opportunities to get connected & advance your career.
Minnesota State consists of 30 state colleges and 7 state universities with 54 campuses across the state and educates more than 340,000 students each year. Whether you’re searching for an internship, job or apprenticeship, want to explore career planning resources, or learn how you can gain new skills, Minnesota State provides a number of meaningful tools to help you.
Want to explore scholarship opportunities with Minnesota State? Check out some great resources here.
Do you want to learn about career pathways, what skills you need to succeed in agri-food, and find the latest job postings? Explore careers and resources here.
Want to take a deeper look at eight career pathways in agri-food, including potential jobs, salaries and skills needed? Check out this handy chart from RealTime talent to explore what field in agriculture is right for you!
Have a passion for teaching and building a strong, smart agri-food sector that feeds the world? Ag education is a critical career field that is training and preparing the next generation of leaders in the industry. Learn how you can change the world, one student at a time.
Check out this stud from USDA on the nearly 60,000 jobs in the field that will be open to college graduates in this field between 2020-2025