The agricultural industry is diverse, dynamic and rewarding and offers a wide variety of career opportunities.

Whether you are practical, hardworking and like the outdoors or have an interest in leading the way in science and technology, a career in agriculture could be for you.

There is a huge demand for new entrants into agriculture, and there are many different pathways into the industry. Perhaps you have a head for science and new technologies, or you prefer being hands-on with livestock. You might also have great communication and marketing skills. There are career opportunities available in the public and private sector, so see the examples of jobs below for inspiration.

Agriculture careers brochure

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jobs in agriculture
360 degree Harvest video from Lantra Scotland
A career in agriculture with Finlay Ross
A career in rural skills with Cameron Betts

Scottish Association of Young Farmers Clubs have produced some great videos about people with the following jobs: agricultural engineeragronomistbeef farmerdairy farmer, dairy engineerfarm business secretaryfarm manager (arable farm)land agentlivestock auctioneernutritionistpig farmerpoultry farmershepherdsolicitor, tractor drivervegetable farmer.