When most people think of an agricultural worker, they probably think of a farmer with heavy boots and a flannel shirt driving a tractor. But there’s actually a lot more career possibilities in ag than this. In truth, the agricultural industry integrates a large variety of careers and skills both on and beyond the farm itself.
This “Careers in Ag” sign series is one of the interior attractions of the Genesee County Farm Bureau’s mobile ag trailer. The sings introduce the variety of careers within modern agriculture. It includes farm support jobs like veterinarians, to be sure. But it also includes career areas that you’d probaby never guess were related to agriculture — construction, for instance, or landscape development.
Each entry has a brief description and a list of specific jobs and possible employers. Colorful images offset the text, helping visitors to visualize these careers in practice. It’s part of Genesee County Farm Bureau’s efforts to support the next generation of ag workers, by making kids aware of the opportunities in the ag industry.