Agriculture

Agriculture

Indiana is the tenth largest farming state in the nation. Our employer partners help the ag industry with education, forestry, farm equipment, water waste management, broadband, sustainable goods, livestock, and other key infrastructures.

Why Work in Agriculture?

There are just over 94,000 farmers in Indiana with more than 80 percent of land devoted to farms, forests and woodland. Agriculture contributes an estimated $31.2 billion to Indiana’s economy with raw materials like hardwood supports 70,000 jobs — 44,000 in primary and secondary manufacturing and 26,000 in ancillary sectors.

Problem Solving

Problem Solving

As a trial-and-error profession, farming requires strong problem-solving skills. With crops exposed to the elements, wild life, and other unforeseen obstacles, you always have to be ready to find solutions.

Mechanical and repairing

Mechanical and repairing

Having the ability to make regular repairs to things like buildings and equipment prevents the operation from having to rely on a repair professional. This allows them to save money and the time.

Interpersonal

Interpersonal

Having effective communication and compassion helps motivate those around you. Either in the field or in the lab, coaching abilities help others complete their duties. Interpersonal skills also help farmers effectively interact with buyers and build a community.

Organizational

Organizational

Like any business, farmers need good organizational skills to keep accurate records of a variety of paperwork. Some of this paperwork includes invoices, warranties, labor contracts and payroll.

Career Pathways in Agriculture

Food Scientist

Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.
Median Salary:$68,830
Desired Skillscritical-thinking, data-analysis, communication
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A Few Industry Facts

56,649
farming operations in Indiana
94,000
farmers in Indiana
$31.2 billion
generated to the states economy
List item iconWork for small or larger operations
List item iconScience and innovation opportunities for this industy
List item iconThere are lots of opportunities for people with no previous experience
List item iconAgriculture will always be a needed industy

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To provide innovative equipment, services, and technological solutions resulting in sustainable business partnerships with our agricultural, turf and industrial equipment customers as well as fulfilling careers for our employee owners
Our Mission To provide innovative equipment, services, and technological solutions resulting in sustainable business partnerships with our agricultural, turf and industrial equipment customers as well as fulfilling careers for our employee owners
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Logo for As the only major agriscience company in the world dedicated to agriculture, we are building a culture that remains curious, thinks differently, acts courageously and takes a stand on what is right for our stakeholders.
As the only major agriscience company in the world dedicated to agriculture, we are building a culture that remains curious, thinks differently, acts courageously and takes a stand on what is right for our stakeholders.
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