Agriculture

Agriculture in today's world is a business - planning, production and marketing of agriculture products and supplies.

One out of every four jobs in Illinois is related to growing, processing and transporting food products.

Students who enter the field of agriculture have many career opportunities, including new, non-traditional careers in technology driven areas.

For more information about the Agriculture Program, please contact Program Coordinator Kurt Range at 618-282-6682, ext. 5135 or kurt.range@swic.edu

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers are open to students who graduate with an bachelor's degree in Agriculture including:

  • Farm Manager
  • Rancher
  • Forester
  • Forestry Technician
  • Fish and Game Warden
  • Animal Trainer
  • Horticulturist
  • Crop/Soil Conservationist
  • Park Ranger
  • Agronomist
  • Conservation Agent
  • Floral Designer
  • Wildlife Manager
  • Plant Geneticist/Breeder
  • Agricultural Researcher/Developer
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Animal Management
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Grain Merchandiser
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Agricultural Product Retailer/Salesperson
  • High School Teacher
  • Agricultural Scientist
  • Cereal Chemist
  • Equine Management