A recent report by Purdue University estimated that for graduates with a college degree or higher in the areas of food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment there would be an estimated 57,000 annual job openings from 2015-2020. With an average of 35,000 U.S graduates entering agriculture related careers, this still means over 22,000 positions will be left unfilled annually, highlighting the growing disparity between the Ag industry and millennials seeking jobs.
According to a survey conducted on behalf of Land O’ Lakes Inc., only 9 percent of millennials and 3 percent of college graduates would consider a career in Ag.
Read the report from Purdue.
Read the press release from USDA.
Read the press release from Land O’ Lakes Inc.