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Study Agriculture and Related Sciences

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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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.

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

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

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. 

Top Agriculture Sciences courses

Top Universities to study Agriculture Sciences

Monash University Malaysia

Monash University Malaysia

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The University of New England

The University of New England

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Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University

THE ranking: 801

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Holmesglen

Holmesglen

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Government Education and Training International-Tasmania

Government Education and Training International-Tasmania

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Monash University

Monash University

THE ranking: 57

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TAFE South Australia

TAFE South Australia

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TAFE Western Australia

TAFE Western Australia

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Macquarie University

Macquarie University

THE ranking: 192

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Federation University Australia

Federation University Australia

THE ranking: 601

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The University of New South Wales

The University of New South Wales

THE ranking: 70

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University of Wollongong

University of Wollongong

THE ranking: 201

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University of Technology Sydney

University of Technology Sydney

THE ranking: 143

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The University of Queensland

The University of Queensland

THE ranking: 54

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La Trobe University

La Trobe University

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Newcastle

The University of Newcastle

THE ranking: 251

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Deakin University

Deakin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Sydney

The University of Sydney

THE ranking: 58

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Swinburne University of Technology

Swinburne University of Technology

THE ranking: 301

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Flinders University

Flinders University

THE ranking: 251

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James Cook University

James Cook University

THE ranking: 251

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University of South Australia

University of South Australia

THE ranking: 301

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The University of Melbourne

The University of Melbourne

THE ranking: 33

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The Australian National University

The Australian National University

THE ranking: 54

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Murdoch University

Murdoch University

THE ranking: 501

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The University of Adelaide

The University of Adelaide

THE ranking: 111

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CQUniversity Australia

CQUniversity Australia

THE ranking: 801

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The University of Western Australia

The University of Western Australia

THE ranking: 132

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Edith Cowan University

Edith Cowan University

THE ranking: 401

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Curtin University

Curtin University

THE ranking: 251

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The University of Southern Queensland

The University of Southern Queensland

THE ranking: 401

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TAFE NSW Institutes

TAFE NSW Institutes

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University of Tasmania (UTAS)

University of Tasmania (UTAS)

THE ranking: 301

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Griffith University

Griffith University

THE ranking: 201

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Melbourne Polytechnic

Melbourne Polytechnic

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Southern Cross University

Southern Cross University

THE ranking: 601

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Western Sydney University

Western Sydney University

THE ranking: 201

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William Angliss Institute of TAFE

William Angliss Institute of TAFE

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University of the Sunshine Coast

University of the Sunshine Coast

THE ranking: 601

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Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

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Australian College of Agriculture and Horticulture

Australian College of Agriculture and Horticulture

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UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

UNSW Global Pty Ltd Foundation Year

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Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

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Acadia University

Acadia University

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University of Prince Edward Island

University of Prince Edward Island

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Trent University

Trent University

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Durham College

Durham College

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Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

Northern Alberta Institute of Technology

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Dalhousie University

Dalhousie University

THE ranking: 251

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Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

Loyalist College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Algonquin College

Algonquin College

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Bishop's University

Bishop's University

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Brock University

Brock University

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University of Waterloo

University of Waterloo

THE ranking: 201

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Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

Centennial College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology

Confederation College of Applied Arts and Technology

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Fleming College

Fleming College

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Fanshawe College

Fanshawe College

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Carleton University

Carleton University

THE ranking: 601

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Concordia University

Concordia University

THE ranking: 601

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Conestoga College

Conestoga College

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Georgian College

Georgian College

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George Brown College

George Brown College

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Kwantlen Polytechnic University

Kwantlen Polytechnic University

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Langara College

Langara College

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Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

Humber Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning

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Lakehead University

Lakehead University

THE ranking: 801

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International College of Manitoba (Navitas) at University of Manitoba

International College of Manitoba (Navitas) at University of Manitoba

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Memorial University of Newfoundland

Memorial University of Newfoundland

THE ranking: 601

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Selkirk College

Selkirk College

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Niagara College

Niagara College

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Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

Sheridan College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning

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University of the Fraser Valley

University of the Fraser Valley

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Thompson Rivers University

Thompson Rivers University

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University of Northern British Columbia

University of Northern British Columbia

THE ranking: 801

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University of Guelph

University of Guelph

THE ranking: 501

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University of British Columbia

University of British Columbia

THE ranking: 37

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University of Manitoba

University of Manitoba

THE ranking: 301

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University of Alberta

University of Alberta

THE ranking: 125

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University of New Brunswick

University of New Brunswick

THE ranking: 601

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Vancouver Island University

Vancouver Island University

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University of Saskatchewan

University of Saskatchewan

THE ranking: 501

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University of Victoria

University of Victoria

THE ranking: 301

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Western University

Western University

THE ranking: 201

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University of Toronto

University of Toronto

THE ranking: 18

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British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)

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St. Clair College

St. Clair College

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Lincoln University

Lincoln University

THE ranking: 501

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Auckland University of Technology

Auckland University of Technology

THE ranking: 201

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The University of Waikato

The University of Waikato

THE ranking: 401

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Victoria University of Wellington

Victoria University of Wellington

THE ranking: 501

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Wellington Institute of Technology

Wellington Institute of Technology

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Massey University

Massey University

THE ranking: 601

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Unitec New Zealand Limited

Unitec New Zealand Limited

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University of Canterbury

University of Canterbury

THE ranking: 501

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Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

Ara Institute of Canterbury Limited

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Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

Nelson Marlborough Institute of Technology

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The University of Otago

The University of Otago

THE ranking: 201

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Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology

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Waikato Institute of Technology

Waikato Institute of Technology

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Otago Polytechnic

Otago Polytechnic

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Southern Institute of Technology

Southern Institute of Technology

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The University of Auckland

The University of Auckland

THE ranking: 137

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University of Regina

University of Regina

THE ranking: 601

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Northern College

Northern College

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Eastern Institute of Technology

Eastern Institute of Technology

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Lakeland College

Lakeland College

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Sault College

Sault College

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New Brunswick Community College

New Brunswick Community College

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Nova Scotia Community College

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Academies Australasia

Academies Australasia

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University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

THE ranking: 1201

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TAFE Queensland

TAFE Queensland

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Assiniboine Community College

Assiniboine Community College

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Red Deer Polytechnic

Red Deer Polytechnic

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Nipissing University

Nipissing University

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Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

Swinburne University of Technology - Sarawak Campus

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University of Tasmania International Pathway College

University of Tasmania International Pathway College

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Ironwood Institute

Ironwood Institute

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RMIT University

RMIT University

THE ranking: 301

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UWA College

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James Cook University - Singapore

James Cook University - Singapore

THE ranking: 251

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