44% of TN is covered by farmland
214k Tennesseans work in agriculture
Agriculture right for me?
If you’re not the type to sit in an office all day,
What kind of skills do I need?
There are many types of jobs in agriculture. Whatever jobs you choose, you’ll need to be able to understand:
- Resource management- Managing natural resources such as crops or lumber for sustainable production is important.
- Technology- Knowing technology’s role in irrigation, pesticide-use, and improving methods and techniques of cultivation, harvest, storage and transport is key.
- Time management & organization- With much of
agriculturebeing dependent on the seasons, you may need to factor in things like weather conditions or logistics of transporting lumber or crops.