Careers in Agricultural Business and Economics

Graduates of the Department of Agricultural Economics and Rural Sociology are impacting lives through all kinds of successful careers, from banking and finance to government to marketing and beyond. They work at every level of the agricultural industry, and they’re making an impact throughout our communities at home, across our country and around the world.

BUILDING STRONGER COMMUNITIES FALLS UNDER A LOT OF DIFFERENT JOB TITLES.

  • Food broker
  • Banker
  • Market analyst
  • Financial analyst
  • Agricultural statistician
  • Farm and land appraiser
  • Commodity broker
  • Sales representative
  • Resource economist
  • Agricultural policy analyst
  • Community development specialist
  • Attorney

JUST A FEW PLACES WHERE YOUR LIFE’S WORK COULD BEGIN:

  • Grain companies
  • Commercial banking institutions
  • Cooperative credit institutions
  • Food manufacturers
  • Commodity brokers
  • U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Federal, state and local agencies
  • Federal, state and local governments
  • Farm supply companies
  • Investment firms
  • Private businesses
  • Farm organizations
  • Chemical companies
  • Insurance companies
  • Accounting firms
  • Marketing firms

Learn how our alumni are building a better world every single day.