There are so many opportunities in agriculture that many don’t see. Farming and ranching are necessary roles in our society, but supporting them with new technology, products and processes through the larger industry is also important.
Sales Representative, Agribusiness U.S.
I come from a farm background and know a lot about the hard working people that grow our food. I wanted to stay close to the industry but didn’t want to work in the fields so after my time at University I found the perfect job for me – sales. My job helps farmers grow better harvests both directly and by working with local dealers. I enjoy driving through the countryside visiting customers and have built many strong friendships along the way.
Education: I have a Bachelor’s degree in business and have worked 4 years supporting farm-related businesses.
Lab Technician, Product Innovation
I always excelled in chemistry. I now work for a company that creates and tests products that help plants produce at their optimum level. Not just crop plants, but flowers, grass and turf – basically anything that grows. Through work, I have been able to study new products that will stay in the soil better and have less impact on the surrounding environment. My work makes a difference now as well as in the future.
Education: I have a college-level chemistry diploma and am an avid gardener.
HR Specialist, Agriculture Company
After graduating from my Human Relations program I set out to find an employer that had strong values and programs for employees. I need to be proud of the company I was represent to potential employees and support a greater good through my work. I found the right fit for me in a company that manufactures plant nutrients. Even though it was a larger company, it is a smaller industry and everyone is so friendly. My employer supports growth through their products and services and I support their growth as a successful organization.
Education: I have college and some University education specializing in Human Relations.
What can you do?
Become a mechanic for heavy equipment or tractors, operate a plant, market agricultural products or specialize in transportation, farm animal care, seeds, pests or best practices in agriculture. Become an agronomist, crop advisor, specialty grower or many other interesting and well-paying jobs in our dynamic industry.
Agrium is one of the Top 35 Employers in Alberta and voted one of the best places to work in the city where its head office is located. It has operations around the world and offers exciting opportunities to people looking to use their skill in agriculture and manufacturing business.
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