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 Massachusetts-Amherst offers 23 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large suburb. In 2019, 181 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 106 Bachelor's degrees, 33 Associate's degrees, 18 Master's degrees, 13 Doctoral degrees, and 11 Certificates.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Massachusetts-Amherst Amherst, MA||21 : 1||31,350|
|Springfield Technical Community College Springfield, MA||40 : 1||5,066|
|Becker College Worcester, MA||34 : 1||1,698|
|North Shore Community College Danvers, MA||45 : 1||5,388|
|Cape Cod Community College West Barnstable, MA||41 : 1||2,907|
|Framingham State University Framingham, MA||28 : 1||5,456|
|Lesley University Cambridge, MA||30 : 1||4,510|
|Greenfield Community College Greenfield, MA||36 : 1||1,761|
|Hampshire College Amherst, MA||13 : 1||745|
|Bristol Community College Fall River, MA||55 : 1||6,851|
|Simmons University Boston, MA||28 : 1||6,535|
|Salem State University Salem, MA||24 : 1||7,706|
|Bard College at Simon's Rock Great Barrington, MA||7 : 1||398|
|Tufts University Medford, MA||14 : 1||11,878|
|Bay Path University Longmeadow, MA||46 : 1||3,324|
|Quincy College Quincy, MA||60 : 1||3,401|