Careers in Agriculture

What can you do with an Agriculture degree? Almost anything. While many FHSU graduates have gone on to teach, return to their home farm operations or enter the business world, you can pursue one of many fields after college, such as:

  • Ag Marketer
  • Animal Management
  • Banking/Finance Professional
  • Farm Manager
  • Field Mechanic
  • Livestock Breed Association Executive
  • Policy Analyst
  • Service Assistant
  • Agronomist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Cattle Manager
  • Field Advisor
  • Landscaper
  • Merchandiser
  • Sales Representative
  • Veterinarian

Still not sure which direction to go as an Ag major? For more information about possible careers, visit the Academic Advising and Career Exploration Center’s Web site or contact the Department of Agriculture to speak with a faculty advisor.

Students can explore career opportunities by pursuing internships during the summer or the academic year. Many employers contact the Agriculture Department seeking qualified applicants and those job opportunities are posted on the departmental bulletin board and are available online.

The world is at your fingertips. Are you ready?

FHSU Agriculture graduates - out in the world

Shane Edwards (1997)
Senior Vice President
Lyons Federal Bank
Lyons, KS 
As Vice President of a small locally owned bank located in rural Kansas I deal with a diverse group of farm customers on a one-on-one basis, and the degree I obtained in Agri-Business from FHSU is what has afforded me the ability to grow and expand my lending relationships and build a competitive advantage in my market. Unlike many Agricultural degree programs offered in the secondary education field, the hands on education provided to me through the agriculture department at FHSU has enabled me to excel in my career as an Ag loan officer. When my customers or potential customers come into the bank to discuss their operation, the skills and information I obtained from FHSU are what give me a better understanding of their operations needs, which are the kinds of skills you don’t get with text book finance courses.