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Looking to finish your education and enter a well paying, interesting career that can help make the world a better place? The career you’re looking for is ready for you – in food and agriculture!

The UN estimates that by the year 2050, the population of the earth will reach at least 9.5 billion, an increase of almost 2.5 billion people in 35 years. More people will demand better and easier access to food, while climate change may actually take away some of the land we need to grow it. That’s a problem, but you can be a part of the solution.

To feed the future, we need people like you - people willing to stand up and change the world. Without more young professionals entering the food and agriculture workforce, millions will go undernourished, or worse, without food at all. We will be unable to sustainably feed everyone. We need you to do your part by entering one of many amazing careers.

Explore this website and see others that were once like you – trying to find a way to make a difference in the world and have a career they enjoy at the same time. You’ll see other college students, professionals and professors who stood up to the challenges of the future. Learn more about your career choices post-graduation.

Employers are looking for people like you! You could be a soil scientist, an agronomist, a food scientist or an animal breeder, and those are just a few of the many great careers to choose from! Join the movement to create a sustainable food and agriculture system. Together we can feednourish and create a thriving future, for everyone.

“See what others are doing to feed, nourish and create a thriving future!”

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  • Adam Gaspar

    ACSESS

    Agronomy

    I grew up very interested in science, math, and all things mechanical. In high school I took various science…

  • Ashley Lorence

    ACSESS

    Agronomy

    I grew up on a small farm in the country near Esbon, KS. I am an only child and…

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    Benjamin Dinkins

    Nationwide

    Risk Management

    Benjamin Dinkins is an agribusiness risk management consultant for Nationwide. He joined the company in February 2015 and has…

  • Brennan Costello

    Brennan Costello

    Agribusiness

    After speaking to thousands of students across the nation, Brennan Costello is interested in giving motivational messages to high school…

  • Brittany Young

    Ivy Technical Community College

    Agriculture Education

    Brittany Young, from Hope, IN, is the former Indiana FFA president and is currently studying Agriculture at Ivy Tech…

  • Christine Lucas

    Christine Lucas

    Plant Breeder

    Christine Lucas, a corn breeder at Beck’s in Atlanta, Ind., graduated from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in…

  • David Stein

    PepsiCo

    Chemical Engineering

    David Stein is currently a Senior Manager in PepsiCo’s Global R&D organization; he received his Chemical Engineering degree from…

  • Dawn Reinhold

    Dawn Reinhold

    Agricultural Engineering

    Dr. Dawn Reinhold’s Research focuses on wetlands and vegetated technologies for protection of water quality. Specifically, she researches the…

  • Diane Forbes

    PepsiCo

    Chemical Engineering

    Diane Forbes, Ph.D. joined PepsiCo R&D in the Snacks Division based out of Plano, TX in January 2014.  As…

  • Dustin Stanton

    National FFA Organization

    Agribusiness

    Stanton, 21, is a member of the Centralia FFA Chapter in Centralia, Mo. His advisors are Scott Stone, Lori…

  • Edward Silva

    Edward Silva

    International Ag Development

    Edward J. Silva is the Program Manager for the Sustainable AgTech Innovation Center and the Institute for Innovation and…

  • Enrique Michel

    PepsiCo

    Chemical Engineering

    Enrique Michel has been at PepsiCo for 10 years where he has led the technical development, commercialization, and global…

  • Erin Bush

    ACSESS

    Agronomy

    My name is Erin Bush and I am from Franklin, Indiana. I am majoring in Agronomy in the Soil and…

  • Hillary Fischer

    Hillary Fischer

    Entomology

    Hillary plans to pursue a career in research that focuses on characterizing plant defense responses to biotic and abiotic…

  • Jade Mitchell

    Jade Mitchell

    Agricultural Engineering

    Dr. Jade Mitchell coordinates a program to train fellow scientists to assess microbial risks and assemble plans to help…

  • Jessica Woodworth

    National FFA Organization

    Food Animal Veterinarian

    The Mineral County FFA Chapter member from Keyser, W.Va., is the daughter of Richard and Margaret Woodworth. As a…

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