Careers and Outcomes

Children on a farm

Fostering a passion for agriculture

A degree in agriculture education provides the necessary skills and abilities for a variety of careers beyond traditional educational opportunities. Upon receiving your degree in agriculture education, you may pursue a career in many settings and fields:

  • 4-H coordinator and/or advisor
  • Administration
  • FFA advisor
  • Industry trainer
  • Personnel manager
  • Public relations
  • Research
  • Student affairs
  • Teaching

Many agriculture education majors also pursue a graduate degree in either education or agriculture to further their studies and to meet professional development requirements at their place of employment. If you desire to work at a college or university level, a master’s degree and often a PhD are required for employment.

Missouri State Career Center

To help you prepare and search for jobs, the Missouri State Career Center provides a database of current openings, tips for preparing your résumé and on-campus interview opportunities. The Career Center also compiles information about what you can do with an agriculture education major or an agricultural communications major.