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
University of Kentucky offers 23 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 379 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 308 Bachelor's degrees, 35 Master's degrees, 21 Doctoral degrees, and 15 Certificates.
Murray State University offers 6 Agriculture degree programs. It's a medium sized, public, four-year university in a remote town. In 2019, 167 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 129 Bachelor's degrees, 37 Master's degrees, and 1 Associate's degree.
Western Kentucky University offers 8 Agriculture degree programs. It's a large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 121 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 94 Bachelor's degrees, 20 Master's degrees, 4 Associate's degrees, and 3 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Kentucky Lexington, KY||20 : 1||29,402|
|Murray State University Murray, KY||21 : 1||9,556|
|Western Kentucky University Bowling Green, KY||27 : 1||18,171|
|Hopkinsville Community College Hopkinsville, KY||49 : 1||2,655|
|Bluegrass Community and Technical College Lexington, KY||53 : 1||10,143|
|Henderson Community College Henderson, KY||41 : 1||1,608|
|Eastern Kentucky University Richmond, KY||26 : 1||14,980|
|Owensboro Community and Technical College Owensboro, KY||51 : 1||4,004|
|Midway University Midway, KY||48 : 1||1,357|
|Morehead State University Morehead, KY||31 : 1||9,654|
|Asbury University Wilmore, KY||22 : 1||1,940|
|Maysville Community and Technical College Maysville, KY||47 : 1||3,889|
|Berea College Berea, KY||11 : 1||1,688|
|Kentucky State University Frankfort, KY||23 : 1||2,171|
|Georgetown College Georgetown, KY||18 : 1||1,484|
|Brescia University Owensboro, KY||23 : 1||1,014|
|Lindsey Wilson College Columbia, KY||23 : 1||2,591|
|Kentucky Horseshoeing School Richmond, KY||20|
|Madisonville Community College Madisonville, KY||46 : 1||3,737|
|Hazard Community and Technical College Hazard, KY||41 : 1||3,245|