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What's Really Inside Their Head?
Defining Today’s Agriculture Graduate

We need more people. Plain and simple. The agricultural industry is growing to meet demand, and in order to keep up with that demand we need more employees… talented employees. This isn't rocket science…..any human resources, recruiting, or hiring professional will tell you that a key resource for obtaining more of these talented employees is on college and university campuses. Over the past three years, 60% of employers in the ag industry have reported plans to increase their recruitment of college grads in the next 1 to 5 years. The 40% who don't have college recruiting on their radar yet, are going to be left in the dust when 1-5% of their workforce starts retiring between now and 2020! While post-secondary ag students only make up about 1% of total enrollment in post-secondary education, in 2012 there were 178,394 students enrolled in post-secondary ag programs. Those students will create a ripe hunting ground for companies looking to hire over the next four years.

This past summer, AgCareers.com released an update to a report first published in 2010. The U.S. Education & Enrollment Outlook Report– 2013 Update examines agricultural enrollment numbers at both 2 and 4 year institutions across the U.S. along with providing a snap shot of career opportunities for those graduates as they exit their educational programs and the type of salaries they should expect. The report uses sources such as The Food and Agriculture Education Information System (FAEIS), The National Center for Education Statistics and the Compensation Benchmark Review (CBR) to provide data on the status of ag education at the 2 and 4 year level, and the career outlook for those graduates.


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