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Study Agriculture and Related Sciences abroad

Are you curious to learn about how food is produced and processed? You might enjoy studying agriculture and related sciences. The subject covers a variety of concepts ranging from crop cultivation to animal product processing for human consumption.

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28% of the world's population is engaged in agriculture

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USD 40,000: average annual salary of agriculture loan officers

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30% of 3.3 million agricultural operators are women

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9 million organic growers around the globe, and the number is expanding

The study of cultivating land, growing crops, and keeping livestock is known as agriculture science. During the course of your studies you will form a solid scientific foundation in agriculture by drawing on various other affiliated fields like biology and ecology. An array of modules relating to agriculture will be offered to you during your degree allowing you to decide what you want to specialise in.
A degree in agriculture provides you with the information and skills required for careers in food production, agricultural sales, farming journalism, farm enterprises, agricultural machinery manufacture, and banking. Many improvements have been made in this sector over the years, and these innovations play an important part in our daily lives and consumption habits. Agricultural research is a prime example of applied knowledge. It equips you the necessary tools and schemas to deal effectively grow and manage agricultural related enterprises.
Enrolling in a bachelor program is usually the steppingstone to a career in agriculture science. Most agriculture studies involve at least one year of work experience, and some colleges even have their own farms. For example, the Aberystwyth University in the United Kingdom manages around 2,500 acres of farmland. You'll be taught in a variety of ways, including lectures, tutorials, laboratory sessions, and, where available, practical sessions at the university farm. In the US, over 900 colleges offer undergraduate degrees in agriculture. The average tuition fee for a 4-year bachelor’s degree in agriculture in an Australian university is between AUD 11,000- 24,000 annually.
Agriculture is a multibillion-dollar industry and provides employment to 20% of the workforce in the United States. Globally, approximately 40% of the world population is involved in agriculture. Therefore, there are ample career prospects for agriculture science graduates worldwide. Between 2009 and 2010, the worldwide number of agricultural jobs increased by 23%. The jobs at agricultural farms are becoming more complex due to introduction of new agricultural practices and technology and the demand for agriculture science graduates has consequently increased. According to the FAO, global food production needs to increase by at least 70% to cater to a growing world population, which bode s well for the future of agriculture professionals. 
A wide variety of options are at one’s disposal when it comes to occupations in the field of agriculture and related sciences which are as follows: 

Crop Manager

They are in charge of seed selection, planting procedures, and timing, as well as fertilisation, watering, and harvesting. In order to select the optimum crop-cultivation practices, these specialists look at market trends, weather predictions, and environmental challenges. 

Purchasing Agent

Purchasing agents are in charge of purchasing wholesale agricultural goods and raw materials for processing and reuse. Purchasing activities for processors are frequently allocated to these employees. They offer grain, milk, and other agricultural goods in collaboration with other farmers. Purchasing agents assess farmers' quality standards and company operations before negotiating pricing and delivery terms and signing contracts. They generally focus on a few items and want to form long-term relationships with merchants. 

Grain Elevator Operator

Grain elevator operators assist in grain storage, transportation, and purchase. They receive grain supplies, carefully store them, and inspect them to ensure they are of acceptable quality. They might help with inbound cargo preparation, grain drying, and grain blending. Grain elevator operators collaborate with management on grain sampling, inspections, and pricing. Some individuals additionally assist with grain sales, marketing strategy, and regulatory compliance. 

Agricultural Equipment Technician

Agricultural equipment technicians work on machinery and implements, maintaining, installing, and repairing them. As part of preventative maintenance, they may resupply machines, replace batteries, change the oil, and lubricate moving components. They do diagnostic tests and make the necessary repairs when they discover an issue. 

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