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 Nebraska-Lincoln offers 37 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a large city. In 2019, 577 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 455 Bachelor's degrees, 90 Master's degrees, and 32 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|University of Nebraska-Lincoln Lincoln, NE||19 : 1||25,390|
|Central Community College Grand Island, NE||38 : 1||6,368|
|Northeast Community College Norfolk, NE||41 : 1||5,258|
|Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture Curtis, NE||24 : 1||331|
|Southeast Community College Area Lincoln, NE||27 : 1||9,756|
|Metropolitan Community College Area Omaha, NE||57 : 1||14,300|
|University of Nebraska at Kearney Kearney, NE||19 : 1||6,279|
|Chadron State College Chadron, NE||27 : 1||2,407|
|Western Nebraska Community College Scottsbluff, NE||27 : 1||1,722|