Growing up on a farm does a few things to you. You eat fresh grown vegetables, drive tractors, watch sunsets over the acreage, and don flannel on the regular. However, only about 10% of Americans are actual farmers*.
Believe it or not, there are more than 200 careers other than farming in the agriculture field: food science, purchasing, horticulture, and landscaping to name a few*. With such a large array of options, the job growth is varied. Some careers, such as food science, are increasing around 8%, while others, like farming, are seeing little to no jumps.
The increasing population is giving the agriculture business more mouths to feed. Some people hold doors open or volunteer their time. But you want to feed the people, and you are ready to work hard to do it. And if it all works out, a career in agriculture gives you permission to listen to all the country music you want with nobody to judge.*Agriculture Council of America, Agriculture Careers
Purdue University-Main Campus offers 43 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 826 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 630 Bachelor's degrees, 112 Master's degrees, 70 Doctoral degrees, and 14 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Purdue University-Main Campus West Lafayette, IN||22 : 1||45,500|
|Vincennes University Vincennes, IN||92 : 1||17,239|
|Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis, IN||59 : 1||72,689|
|Indiana University-Bloomington Bloomington, IN||20 : 1||43,260|
|Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College Saint Mary of the Woods, IN||21 : 1||1,094|
|Franklin College Franklin, IN||12 : 1||956|
|Ancilla College Donaldson, IN||19 : 1||386|
|Huntington University Huntington, IN||20 : 1||1,384|
|Grace College and Theological Seminary Winona Lake, IN||41 : 1||1,957|