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Today, agricultural jobs can be found across the country and around the world.
Many agriculture jobs tend to be clustered around several urban areas, including Minneapolis, MN; Indianapolis, IN; Des Moines, IA; Research Triangle Park, NC; St. Louis, MO; and Wilmington, DE. Technical jobs tend to be in farming or rural areas, while greenhouse and laboratories are usually closer to urban areas.
Employers include seed companies, universities, state and federal seed and regulatory agencies, crop improvement associations, and seed- and trait-testing laboratories.
Listed below are the world's top-8 seed companies, which can be expected to be leading sources of employment.
|Company||2008 seed sales|
|2. DuPont (Pioneer)||$3,992|
|4. Vilmorin (Limagrain)||$1,321|
|Source: Phillips McDougall|
The following are recommended resources for finding a job in agriculture and the seed industry.