Career opportunities in agriculture, food, and natural resources / Susan Echaore-McDavid and Richard A. McDavid.
- ISBN: 9780816074563 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0816074569 (hardcover : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 9780816074570 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- ISBN: 0816074577 (pbk. : alk. paper)
- Physical Description: xiv, 338 p. ; 24 cm.
- Publisher: New York : Ferguson's, c2011.
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references and index.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Introduction -- Acknowledgments -- How to use this book -- Farming -- Farmer -- Organic farmer -- Crop farmer -- Horticultural grower -- Livestock rancher -- Dairy farmer -- Poultry farmer -- Market gardener -- Farming: Support Staff -- Farm manager -- Beef cattle manager -- Vineyard manager -- Nursery manager -- Farmworker -- Farm equipment operator -- Cowboy -- Nursery worker -- Aquaculture And Commercial Fishing -- Commercial fisherman -- Fish farmer -- Hatchery manager -- Fishery biologist -- Aquaculture technician -- Forest Production And Management -- Forester -- Silviculturist -- Forestry technician -- Forest ranger -- Wildland firefighter -- Forest engineer -- Logger -- Agriscience -- Agronomist -- Plant scientist -- Animal scientist -- Horticultural scientist -- Entomologist -- Geneticist -- Agricultural engineer -- Research associate -- Agricultural technician -- Agriculture research service (ARS) research scientist -- Extension specialist -- Agricultural Services -- Agricultural consultant -- Agricultural inspector -- Agricultural pilot -- Farmers' market manager -- Grain elevator manager -- Farm labor contractor -- Auctioneer -- Farm equipment mechanic -- Agribusiness -- Agricultural economist -- Buyer -- Commodity broker -- Loan officer -- Marketing specialist -- Rural appraiser -- Sales representative -- Food And Beverage Industries -- Baker -- Meat cutter -- Winemaker -- Food technologist -- Flavor chemist -- Research chef -- Food process engineer -- Food microbiologist -- Quality assurance specialist -- Food inspector -- Food broker representative -- Floral, Gardening, And Landscaping Services -- Floral designer -- Interior plant technician -- Gardener -- Arborists -- Golf course superintendent -- Groundskeeper -- Landscape architect -- Landscape contractor -- Pest control technician -- Pet And Animal Services -- Pet business owner -- Animal trainer -- Animal behaviorist -- Animal caretaker -- Animal control officer -- Veterinary Medicine -- Veterinarian -- Veterinary pathologist -- Veterinary technician -- Natural Resources Management And Conservation -- Soil conservationist -- Range manager -- Wetland scientist -- Environmental toxicologist -- Natural resources technician -- Conservation officer -- Wildlife rehabilitator -- Travel, Tourism, And Recreation -- Agritourism operator -- Ecotour operator -- Park naturalist -- Outdoor guide -- Education And Communications -- Agriculture teacher -- Professor -- Extension agent -- 4-H agent -- Agricultural journalist -- Communications specialist -- Appendixes : Education and training resources on the internet -- Professional unions and associations -- U S departments and agencies on the internet -- Resources on the world wide web -- Glossary -- Bibliography -- Index.
|Summary, etc.:|| From The Back of the book: Whether you're a student or a professional ready for a career change, you'll find in this invaluable book everything you need to know to start an exciting career or change the direction of your current career in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Agriculture encompasses much more than the production, marketing, and distribution of food. People involved in the agriculture industry also work to produce raw materials for clothing, shelter, energy, and medicine, as well as to provide opportunities for recreation. Whether you want to work on a farm or ranch, at a fish hatchery, in a greenhouse, or in a scientific laboratory, there are a variety of opportunities available in agriculture, food, and natural resources. Career Opportunities in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources profiles more than 95 jobs, including: Organic farmer; Agricultural engineer; Floral designer; Vineyard manager; Farm equipment mechanic; Veterinarian; Fishery biologist; Commodity broker; Agritourism operator; Forester; Meat cutter; Wildlife rehabilitator. Throughout this helpful career guide, the reader will find a quick-reference career profile for each job summarizing its notable features, a career ladder illustrating frequent routes to and from the position described, and a comprehensive text pointing out special skills, education, training, and various associations relevant to each post. Appendixes include educational and training programs, professional unions and associations, government agencies, and internet resources.
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