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Employers of Agriculture majors in KY

Agricultural and Food Scientists

Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products. Agricultural and food scientists work in laboratories, in offices, and in the field. Most agricultural and food scientists work full time. Agricultural and food scientists need at least a bachelor’s degree from an accredited postsecondary institution, although many get advanced degrees. The median annual wage for agricultural and food scientists was $62,910 in May 2017. Overall employment of agricultural and food scientists is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Employment of agricultural and food scientists is projected to grow as research into agricultural production methods and techniques continues.

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists by performing duties such as measuring and analyzing the quality of food and agricultural products. Agricultural and food science technicians work in laboratories, processing plants, farms and ranches, greenhouses, and offices. Agricultural and food science technicians typically need an associate’s degree in biology, chemistry, crop or animal science, or a related field. Some positions require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree, and others a high school diploma or equivalent plus related work experience. The median annual wage for agricultural and food science technicians was $39,910 in May 2017. Employment of agricultural and food science technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Agricultural and food science technicians will be needed to assist scientists as research into agricultural production methods and techniques continues.

Agricultural Engineers

Agricultural engineers—also known as biological and agricultural engineers—work on a variety of activities. These activities range from aquaculture (raising food, such as fish, that thrive in water) to land farming to forestry; from developing biofuels to improving conservation; from planning animal environments to finding better ways to process food. Agricultural engineers work much of the time in offices. They also spend time at a variety of worksites, both indoors and outdoors, traveling to agricultural settings to see that equipment and machinery are functioning according to both the manufacturers’ instructions and federal and state regulations. Agricultural engineers must have a bachelor’s degree, preferably in agricultural engineering or biological engineering. Employers also value practical experience, so cooperative-education engineering programs at universities are valuable as well. The median annual wage for agricultural engineers was $74,780 in May 2017. Employment of agricultural engineers is projected to grow 8 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations. Agricultural engineers are pursuing new areas related to agriculture, such as high-tech applications to agricultural products, water resource management, and alternative energies.

Agricultural Inspectors

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety. The median annual wage for agricultural inspectors was $43,390 in May 2017.

Soil and Plant Scientists

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity. The median annual wage for soil and plant scientists was $62,430 in May 2017.

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. The median annual wage for postsecondary agricultural sciences was $86,140 in May 2017.

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Company City State
University of Kentucky
Agricultural Science Center N
Beck Farms LLC
United States Department of Agriculture
Kentucky Department of Agriculture
Spy Coast Farms, LLC
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Elizabethtown Service Ctr
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Hardinsburg Service Ctr
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Shelbyville Service Ctr
Department of Agriculture Kentucky
United States Department of Agriculture
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Munfordville Service Ctr
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Winchester Service Center
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Bowling Green Service Ctr
United States Department of Agriculture
USDA Benton Service Center
Seven Springs Farm, Inc.
Hillhouse Naturals Farm Ltd
Paschall AG Operations LLC
Paschall Greenhouse
Southern Kentucky Regional Farmers Market
Darling Farm LLC
James Sanders Nursery, Inc.
Buddy Butler
Steffen Farm LLC
Johnson Farm
Tucker Farms Group, LLC
Color Point, LLC
James W Hunt
D.L. Robey Farms
Carl Ray Landscape Nursery, Inc.
Delicious Fruits, Inc.
Doug P Newell Jr
C & J Mulch, Inc.
C & J Mulch
Keith Harris Farms Inc.
Department of Agriculture Kentucky
State Veterinarian Department
Homestead Family Farms General Partnership
Department of Agriculture Kentucky
Office Consumer/Environmental
Joint Labor, LLC
Woodford Burley, LLC
Orscheln Farm and Home LLC
Norton Administration LLC
Mountain Comprehensive Care Center, Inc.
Mountain Comprehensive Grnhse
Mulberry Orchard, LLC
Miles Farms, LLC
Bray Orchard
Mare Creek Farms Agricultural Technologies Incorporated
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