Agriculture Majors – Where It’s At!
The past decade has seen an increase in public involvement in agriculture on many levels. People want to learn about where their food comes from, how it was grown and who grows it. Now too, apparently, they want to learn how to do it themselves. According to an article in USA Today, colleges across the U.S. have seen a sharp increase in the demand for agriculture degrees and there is no expected decrease any time soon.
Many colleges and students have attributed this peak in interest to the sustainable future and almost guaranteed job after college that the agriculture industry can provide. Now, more than ever, people are investing in farming and looking at how to feed the world’s growing population. Job placement rates for ag students are higher than ever at many institutions of higher learning. Iowa State University’s College of Agriculture, where students enjoy a 95 percent job placement rate after graduation, is just one example.