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
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University offers 46 Agriculture degree programs. It's a very large, public, four-year university in a small city. In 2019, 940 Agriculture students graduated with students earning 544 Bachelor's degrees, 225 Master's degrees, 72 Certificates, 54 Associate's degrees, and 45 Doctoral degrees.
|School||Average Tuition||Student Teacher Ratio||Enrolled Students|
|Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University Blacksburg, VA||18 : 1||36,383|
|J Sargeant Reynolds Community College Richmond, VA||75 : 1||8,711|
|Tidewater Community College Norfolk, VA||66 : 1||19,064|
|Virginia Highlands Community College Abingdon, VA||49 : 1||2,286|
|Virginia State University Petersburg, VA||17 : 1||4,365|
|Patrick Henry Community College Martinsville, VA||50 : 1||2,238|
|Averett University Danville, VA||17 : 1||894|
|Roanoke College Salem, VA||12 : 1||2,003|
|Southside Virginia Community College Alberta, VA||60 : 1||3,219|
|Northern Virginia Community College Annandale, VA||81 : 1||51,822|
|Old Dominion University Norfolk, VA||27 : 1||23,675|
|Germanna Community College Locust Grove, VA||79 : 1||7,225|
|Danville Community College Danville, VA||61 : 1||2,813|
|Southwest Virginia Community College Cedar Bluff, VA||60 : 1||2,338|
|Virginia Western Community College Roanoke, VA||82 : 1||6,303|
|Ferrum College Ferrum, VA||18 : 1||1,050|
|Dabney S Lancaster Community College Clifton Forge, VA||61 : 1||1,032|
|Emory & Henry College Emory, VA||13 : 1||1,292|