Career Tracks: Diversified Agriculture
Graduates of this program may pursue professional careers in one of the many areas of agriculture, including: sales, service, production, and management in the private and government sectors.
CHARACTERISTICS & TEMPERAMENT
Graduates in this field should have:
- manual dexterity
- eye, hand coordination
- good physical condition
- love for the great outdoors
- ability to coordinate work and be innovative.
According to a new study released by the South Carolina Agribusiness Council (PABC) and the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Farming and Forestry have $33.9 billion in economic impact. Agribusiness is making an increasingly large contribution to labor income, output and jobs.
- The agribusiness industry generates a total output of direct and indirect activity of $7.5 billion in annual labor income.
- The agribusiness industry is also a major job producer, with direct and indirect employment of 199,469 of the State’s jobs.
Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:
*This is a new program that is just beginning to see graduates.
- salary average: $22,540.00 per year according to the US Department of Labor. You may view the most current Occupational Outlook statistics at: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/agricultural-workers.htm.
- 100% placement rate for 2014 - 2016 graduates
- Beef Cattle Industry
- With experience, graduates may advance to supervisors, managers, owners and operators of farms and supporting agricultural industries, etc.
Recent graduates and students have found work at:
- Amick Poultry
- Carolina Turfgrass & Landscape Supply
- County of Greenwood
- Department of Natural Resources
- Heritage Fields Farm
- House of Raeford - Columbia Farms
- James R. Sease Farms, Inc.
- Local Poultry and Dairy Farms
- Lowe's Home Improvement
- O'Reilly's Auto Parts
- Pleasurecraft Engine Group
- Rawl Farm
- Saluda NRCS
- South Carolina Department of Agriculture
- South Carolina Geodetic Survey
- Titan Farms
- Walter P Rawl & Sons
- Wyatt Farms
- Yon Family Farms