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Ag Career Pathways

Ag Career Pathways

Farming is more than cows and plows! We highlight the diversity of career options within agriculture through career fairs, classroom presentations, and visits to agribusinesses for students, teachers and school administrators.


More than 301,900 jobs are directly related to agriculture in Pennsylvania and 291,700 more are indirectly created by agriculture. The websites below are a good starting point for understanding opportunities in agriculture and looking for a new job!


Ag and Food Careers in Pennsylvania: A Desk Guide for Educators and Counselors - A detailed guide by the PA Department of Agriculture to 29 agricultural career clusters including duties, education requirements and median salary. Most of these are listed as an agricultural occupation in demand for PA.

Pennsylvania Department of Agriculture (PDA) Workforce Development - Resources and updates on how the PDA is working to development agricultural career opportunities in PA.

Pennsylvania Ag & Food Careers - Find your passion in agriculture and food, no matter what your interests are! The agricultural industry needs dedicated workers for today and tomorrow in many job sectors. Check out what current agriculture and food workers are saying about their jobs! 

AgExplorer - A robust, comprehensive career resource to help you explore the broad range of careers within the industry of agriculture brought to you by the National FFA Organization.

National Agriculture in the Classroom - Supports state programs by providing a network that seeks to improve agricultural literacy — awareness, knowledge, and appreciation — among PreK-12 teachers and their students.


Utilize the advanced search features and email notifications on the websites below to find the newest openings in your field of interest.

PA Employment - work in a variety of state level positions with the Department of Agriculture or related positions.

USA Jobs - lots of opportunities with work with federal agencies related to agriculture.

Indeed, Glassdoor, Ziprecruiter and other general job boards - popular with non-profits and private companies.

AgHires and AgCareers - job boards specifically for agriculture, although they may have few postings than general job boards.