It’s graduation season! Colleges and high schools across our footprint and the nation are celebrating their newest class of alumni. For those who are interested in jobs in agriculture, now is a great time to pursue a degree in an agriculture field. According to a new report from USDA, there are approximately 57,900 high-skilled job openings per year in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources and environmental fields. Conversely, there are approximately 35,400 graduates with a bachelor’s degree or higher in agriculture related fields each year. That means there are plenty of career opportunities for students graduating with degrees in agriculture! These job opportunities are uneven and some areas will have an abundance of job seekers while other areas will be looking for employees, and the majority of the jobs will be in management and business or in STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) areas. (You can read the full report here).