Sustainable Agriculture Specialist
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Sustainable Agriculture Specialist

Skills & Interest
  • Caregiver
  • DIY
  • Outdoors
  • Politics
  • Science
  • Technology
The Scoop

Sustainable agriculture is all about growing crops in a way that keeps the Earth healthy, while also producing the best possible food. Crop rotation is a perfect example—that’s when you use the same piece of land to grow different crops at different times of the year, which keeps the soil fertile, makes it harder for pests to grow, and results in more food. Sustainable agricultural specialists know firsthand all these environmentally progressive techniques for farming, and their job is to advise farmers, give lectures, and conduct ongoing research regarding the latest sustainability philosophies. It’s a vastly important job, well suited for you if protecting the environment is something you’re super-passionate about. A four-year degree is all you need for a career where you are actually, literally changing the world.

The Details

Degree Required
Bachelor's Degree
Years of College
Average Salary

The Impact

In addition to producing lots of great, healthy food, sustainable agriculture’s mission is to have a positive impact on the Earth—by promoting things like water conservation and the reduction of pesticide use.

The Fact

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has been working hard to reduce the amount of dangerous pesticides that are used on food during farming—from 1996 to 2006, the EPA cancelled or restricted the use of 270 pesticides because they posed health risks to kids.