Broad, skills-based education crucial for ag careers

Big demand seen in plant pathology and genetics, as well as animal genetics and sciences.

Many young Americans are already hard at work on the farm, even as the sounds of “Pomp & Circumstance” still echo in their ears. Other recent high school graduates may be planning to support the agriculture industry in other ways, perhaps as a scientist, salesperson or agronomist. Regardless of their destination, young people looking for a successful career in agriculture should continue a path of learning, experts advise.

U.N. statistics show that the global population will in

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