The Sky’s The Limit For Recent Grads Entering The Agriculture Workforce

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Crop technology and agribusiness students are seeing multiple job offers once they leave school — but there’s no shortage of work on the livestock side, either

There’s never been a better time for ag school grads.

“This job with DuPont Pioneer, I actually had basically guaranteed before Christmastime,” said Travis Elford, a recent University of Lethbridge graduate who grew up on a grain and sheep farm near Foremost.

Before he accepted his job as a field supervisor, Elford received five other offers from seed companies.

“It was extremely easy (to find a job). I had more offers to say no to than I looked for.”

Elford’s story isn’t unique.

There are currently more jobs in agriculture than there are graduates to fill them, said Josie Van Lent, dean of agriculture at Lakeland College.

Click here for the full article from the Alberta Farm Express. 


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