The technical and management skills learned in the military could help start a new career in agriculture

Agriculture has new fields today that focus on using technology and management systems to increase production of food, medicine, consumer products and energy. These fields strive to use technologies and techniques that are safe for people and the environment.

New areas in agriculture

  • Precision Agriculture
  • Energy Crops
  • Agribusiness
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Community Supported Agriculture
  • Environmental Protection
  • Aquaculture

Agriculture is a growing job market

The technical and management skills you acquired in the military could put you in an excellent position to start a new career. Agriculture today has many career options, including sales professionals, UAV specialists, mechanics, managers, and teachers.

High-growth occupations

Local agricultural education and training resources

  • Military Agriculture Tours allow participants to explore career options available with local agribusinesses. For more information, contact Extension Services at (813) 853-1086.
  • University of Florida, Plant City - Bachelor of Science degrees in Geomatics, Agricultural Education, and Agricultural Communication and Leadership Development. Contact Erin Nessmith at (813) 757-2280
  • Hillsborough Community College - Associates degrees in Agriculture in Environmental Science and Computer Science, as well as certification programs in many other fields.
  • UF/IFAS Extension--Hillsborough County (813) 744-5519

State agricultural education and training resources

Other resources

Agricultural job opportunities and placement agencies

Loan programs


For more information on careers in agriculture, use the contacts below:

Last Modified: 9/25/2023, 8:46:10 PM

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