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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.
Susan Echaore-McDavid has more than 28 years of publishing experience. She is the author, coauthor, or editor of more than 50 books, on job and reading skills, English, math, science, and home economics. She has worked with young people between the ages of 13 and 24 as a teacher, counselor, and community work-experience program administrator. She is the author of Career Opportunities in Law and the Legal Industry, Second Edition; Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services, Second Edition; Career Opportunities in Law Enforcement, Security, and Protective Services, Second Edition; and Career Opportunities in Science, Second Edition, all for Ferguson's. Richard A. McDavid is the coauthor, with Susan Echaore-McDavid, of Career Opportunities in Engineering, Career Opportunities in Transportation, and Career Opportunities in Forensic Science, all for Ferguson's. He holds a B.A. in history from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.
Table of Contents
|How to Use This Book||p. xiii|
|Organic Farmer||p. 5|
|Crop Farmer||p. 8|
|Horticultural Grower||p. 11|
|Livestock Rancher||p. 14|
|Dairy Farmer||p. 17|
|Poultry Farmer||p. 20|
|Market Gardener||p. 22|
|Farm Manager||p. 26|
|Beef Cattle Manager||p. 28|
|Vineyard Manager||p. 30|
|Nursery Manager||p. 32|
|Farm Equipment Operator||p. 36|
|Nursery Worker||p. 40|
|Aquaculture and Commercial Fishing|
|Commercial Fisherman||p. 44|
|Fish Farmer||p. 47|
|Hatchery Manager||p. 49|
|Fishery Biologist||p. 51|
|Aquaculture Technician||p. 54|
|Forest Production and Management|
|Forestry Technician||p. 63|
|Forest Ranger||p. 66|
|Wildland Firefighter||p. 69|
|Forest Engineer||p. 72|
|Plant Scientist||p. 81|
|Animal Scientist||p. 84|
|Horticultural Scientist||p. 87|
|Agricultural Engineer||p. 96|
|Research Associate||p. 99|
|Agricultural Technician||p. 101|
|Agriculture Research Service (ARS) Research Scientist||p. 104|
|Extension Specialist||p. 107|
|Agricultural Consultant||p. 112|
|Agricultural Inspector||p. 115|
|Agricultural Pilot||p. 117|
|Farmers' Market Manager||p. 119|
|Grain Elevator Manager||p. 122|
|Farm Labor Contractor||p. 124|
|Farm Equipment Mechanic||p. 129|
|Agricultural Economist||p. 132|
|Commodity Broker||p. 136|
|Loan Officer||p. 139|
|Marketing Specialist||p. 142|
|Rural Appraiser||p. 145|
|Sales Representative||p. 148|
|Food and Beverage Industries|
|Meat Cutter||p. 155|
|Food Technologist||p. 161|
|Flavor Chemist||p. 164|
|Research Chef||p. 166|
|Food Process Engineer||p. 169|
|Food Microbiologist||p. 172|
|Quality Assurance Specialist||p. 174|
|Food Inspector||p. 176|
|Food Broker Representative||p. 179|
|Floral, Gardening, and Landscaping Services|
|Floral Designer||p. 184|
|Interior Plant Technician||p. 186|
|Golf Course Superintendent||p. 194|
|Landscape Architect||p. 200|
|Landscape Contractor||p. 203|
|Pest Control Technician||p. 206|
|Pet and Animal Services|
|Pet Business Owner||p. 210|
|Animal Trainer||p. 213|
|Animal Behaviorist||p. 216|
|Animal Caretaker||p. 219|
|Animal Control Officer||p. 222|
|Veterinary Pathologist||p. 230|
|Veterinary Technician||p. 233|
|Natural Resources Management and Conservation|
|Soil Conservationist||p. 238|
|Range Manager||p. 241|
|Wetland Scientist||p. 244|
|Environmental Toxicologist||p. 247|
|Natural Resources Technician||p. 250|
|Conservation Officer||p. 253|
|Wildlife Rehabilitator||p. 256|
|Travel, Tourism, and Recreation|
|Agritourism Operator||p. 260|
|Ecotour Operator||p. 262|
|Park Naturalist||p. 265|
|Outdoor Guide||p. 268|
|Education and Communications|
|Agriculture Teacher||p. 272|
|Extension Agent||p. 279|
|4-H Agent||p. 282|
|Agricultural Journalist||p. 285|
|Communications Specialist||p. 288|
|Education and Training Resources on the Internet||p. 292|
|Professional Unions and Associations||p. 296|
|U.S. Departments and Agencies on the Internet||p. 309|
|Resources on the World Wide Web||p. 311|
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A comprehensive guide to more than 80 jobs in agriculture and agricultural-related fields.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 inspectorAnimal scientistAquaculture technicianDairy farmerFarm managerFloral designerFood technologistForest rangerLivestock rancherOrganic farmerVeterinarianVineyard manager.