Ag @ Work

With a wide array of careers in the Ontario agri-food sector, there are many opportunities for students and job seekers. From marketing, producing, selling, processing, researching, lobbying or teaching, the career paths for agriculture and food are endless.

If you are a student currently considering a career path in agri-food, for every student with an agricultural education, there are four jobs waiting for them when they graduate. If you have skills or an education outside of agriculture, there is a place for you too. Virtually every field of study and expertise can be utilized and is highly valued in the agri-food sector.

The #FeatureYourFuture social media campaign was launched to share the stories of people in various jobs across the industry. By showcasing their journey into agri-food, we hope their path inspires you to consider a rewarding career in the sector. We will highlight some of their stories below. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn.

E'layna

“My goal is to enhance the agriculture sector back home, to take the knowledge and skills I’ve acquired to really make a difference.”
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Meghan

“I am a lifelong learner and agriculture is a field where you are always learning.”
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Ben

“It was always my dream to start a business and I knew that agriculture definitely presented a host of entrepreneurial opportunity”
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Megan

“Agriculture connects and builds communities, provides jobs and economic development opportunities. There are endless roles beyond those who grow our food and get it to our plate.”
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Conor

Conor

“Not only have I learned about the roles that relate to my degree, but through training and new experiences, I now look at agriculture completely differently.”
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Meena

“Sometimes it's okay to say ‘I'm not a farmer, but I have passion for working in the sector’!”
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Meena

If you have an interesting path into the agri-food industry, or you would like to share helpful insights about working in agri-food, please reach out to us in the Contact section.