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Agriculture is one of the oldest industries in the world. The very first villages in history were made possible through the discovery of agriculture and, in the 100,000 years since, we’ve found new and exciting ways to grow crops, raise livestock and distribute food.
A career in agriculture is perfect for those with a fondness for nature. Jobs in agriculture can range from working the land itself to thinking through new agricultural methods needed to meet population growth. Science plays a more important role in agriculture than ever before as we consider the effects of our agricultural practices on climate change. If you want to help make a more sustainable world in which everyone is fed, agriculture may be for you!
Much agricultural work is done independently, so it’s perfect for all you introverts out there. It can also be physically demanding so it will keep you fit whilst you earn money.
A farmworker will earn an average of £25,500 while an experienced nature conservation officer will earn somewhere between £30,000-£40,000. Technical managers earn around £40,000.
Many companies offer work placements in all sorts of areas of the agriculture industry which may help you decide on whether agriculture is right for you. It is a large industry with lots of different fields and room for growth, so a work placement will help you narrow your interests down.