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
Cornell University offers 35 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, private not-for-profit, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 678 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 496 Bachelor's degrees, 127 Master's degrees, and 55 Doctoral degrees.
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry offers 21 Agriculture degree programs. It's a small, public, four-year university in a midsize city. In 2019, 221 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 169 Bachelor's degrees, 30 Master's degrees, and 22 Associate's degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Cornell University Ithaca, NY||13 : 1||24,027|
|SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill Cobleskill, NY||22 : 1||2,267|
|SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry Syracuse, NY||17 : 1||2,209|
|SUNY Morrisville Morrisville, NY||20 : 1||2,781|
|Paul Smiths College of Arts and Science Paul Smiths, NY||14 : 1||716|
|Finger Lakes Community College Canandaigua, NY||50 : 1||5,649|
|Stony Brook University Stony Brook, NY||28 : 1||26,814|
|University at Buffalo Buffalo, NY||26 : 1||31,923|
|Columbia University in the City of New York New York, NY||19 : 1||31,456|
|Niagara County Community College Sanborn, NY||51 : 1||4,997|
|Farmingdale State College Farmingdale, NY||38 : 1||9,996|
|New York University New York, NY||17 : 1||52,885|
|Marist College Poughkeepsie, NY||27 : 1||6,738|
|SUNY College of Technology at Delhi Delhi, NY||21 : 1||3,086|
|SUNY College of Technology at Alfred Alfred, NY||21 : 1||3,780|
|Ulster County Community College Stone Ridge, NY||58 : 1||3,550|
|Houghton College Houghton, NY||16 : 1||969|
|School of Professional Horticulture, New York Botanical Garden Bronx, NY||10|
|Siena College Loudonville, NY||15 : 1||3,296|
|Suffolk County Community College Selden, NY||78 : 1||25,230|