January 2016 Feature Story: Agribusiness

Ag jobs need new grads

Anna Bica, 14, a member of the South Jefferson FFA, is pursuing agricultural education opportunities. Local experts say job opportunities in agriculture will continue open up in Northern New York and nationwide, but more college graduates will be needed to fill them. Organizations like FFA play a pivotal role in educating students about opportunities available in the field. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

Anna Bica, 14, a member of the South Jefferson FFA, is pursuing agricultural education opportunities. Local experts say job opportunities in agriculture will continue open up in Northern New York and nationwide, but more college graduates will be needed to fill them. Organizations like FFA play a pivotal role in educating students about opportunities available in the field. Photo by Stephen Swofford, NNY Business.

USDA: Too few earn degrees required for agriculture roles

By Ted Booker, NNY Business

Jobs in the agriculture industry will open up in Northern New York and across the country, but more college graduates will be needed to fill them, local experts say. [Read more…]