Agribusiness Management focuses on the
managerial functions performed by organizations throughout
the food system. Sample job titles: Commodity Trader,
Agricultural Production Specialist, Purchasing Manager,
Financial Manager, Farm Owner and Manager, and
Wholesale/Retail Buyer Manufacturing Manager. Companies that
hire for these positions: Seneca Food Corporation, Ralston
Purina Co., Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance,
Archer-Daniels-Midland Co., and Dow Elanco.
Agricultural and Natural Resources Communications
focuses on careers in journalism, public relations, and
advertising/marketing. Sample job titles: Marketing
Communications Manager, District Sales Representatives,
Advertising Manager, Reporter, Editor, and Account Manager.
Companies that hire for these positions: Upjohn Co., USDA,
Michigan Milk Producers Association, National Dairy Council,
and Michigan Farm Bureau.
Building Construction Management focuses on
land development and structural buildings. Sample job
titles: Project Manager, Estimator, Construction Scheduler,
Controller, Purchasing Agent, Site Manager, Field Engineer,
Land Developer, and Real Estate Appraiser. Companies that
hire for these positions: Turner Construction Company, Pulte
Homes, Perini Building Co., and General Motors Corporation.
Agriscience provides a foundation for careers
in agricultural and natural resources industries. Sample job
titles: Agriscience Educator, Extension Educator, Farmer,
and Human Resource Director. Companies that hire for these
positions: Crop Production Services, John Deere, and Gerber
Resource Development and
Management focuses on policy analysis, planning,
evaluation, budgeting, and program management. Sample job
titles: Environmental Analyst, Environmental Planner, Solid
Waste Coordinator, Water Resource Specialist, and Economic
Development Specialist. Companies that hire for these
positions: Cooperative Extension Service, The Clinton River
Watershed, The National Park Service, Enviroscope, Senate
and House Policy Offices, Lobbying Organizations, Banking
Organizations, City and State governments, and Hospitals.
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Resources
focuses on planning and managing programs, areas, and
facilities that are designed to meet people's leisure needs
and enhance quality of life. Sample job titles: Park Ranger,
Interpreter/Naturalist, Environmental Educator, Travel and
Convention Planner, Youth Program Director, Camp Counselor,
Park and Recreation Director, and Tourism Consultant.
Companies that hire for these positions: Hilton and Marriott
Resorts, Hospitals, YMCA, Golf Courses, Six Flags Great
Adventure, and the Walt Disney Company.
Packaging focusing on food packaging, health
care and pharmaceutical packaging, and industrial packaging.
Sample job titles: Packaging Engineer, Quality Control
Coordinator, Laboratory Manager, and Package Designer.
Companies that hire for these positions: Coca-Cola Co.,
Hershey Chocolate USA, Johnson and Johnson, 3M, IBM Corp.,
and Amway Corp.
Horticulture focuses on
the science and art concerned with culture, marketing, and
utilization of high value, intensively cultivated fruits,
flowers, vegetables, and ornamental plants. Sample job
titles: Retail Manager, Landscape Designer, Entrepreneur,
Florist, Contractor, Nursery Grower, and Nursery Stock
Buyer. Companies that hire for these positions: Gerber,
Mawby Fruit Farms, Ball Corporation, and Pan American Seed.
Forestry focuses on the science and art of
managing natural resources that occur on forest lands.
Sample job titles: Forester, Forest Ranger, Consulting
Forester, District Ranger, Arborist, Naturalist, Timber
Buyer, and Forest Nursery Manager. Companies that hire for
these positions: The Mead Corporation, John Hancock
Financial Services, City Governments, and USDA Forest
Food Science focuses on the development of new
foods, investigation of new production and processing
methods, and research ways to insure a safe, nutritious and
economical food supply. Sample job titles: Food Technician,
Laboratory Technician, Food Chemist, and Quality Control
Manager. Companies that hire for these positions: Pepsicola,
Kraft/General Foods, Hygrade Food Products, Kellogg Company,
General Mills, Pillsbury, and Heinz USA.
Fisheries and Wildlife focuses on
environmental management, conservation, and wildlife ecology
and management. Sample job titles: Land Management
Specialist, Water Quality Specialist, Habitat Specialist,
and Fish Hatchery Manager. Companies that hire for these
positions: US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management,
State and local divisions of surface water quality, land and
water management, and US Fish and Wildlife Services.