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Agriculture is the driving and stabilizing force for California's economy.  As the leading industry in the state, it contributes over $500 billion annually!  Careers in agriculture are exciting, rewarding, well-paying and plentiful.  Graduates may be employed in many fields, including:Salinas Farm

  • Agronomists
  • Botanic Garden and Arboretum Specialist
  • Farm Managers
  • Crop Production Consultants
  • Pest Control Advisors
  • Greenhouse Management
  • Floriculturist
  • Contractors
  • Marketing Experts for pesticide and ag. chemical companies
  • Marketing Experts for private seed companies
  • Research Associates for private plant breeding companies
  • Research Associates for pesticide and ag. chemical companies
  • Research Technicians for private companies, universities, and other governmental agencies
  • Natural Resource Conservations and Agents
  • Field Representatives for food processing companies
  • Farm Insurance Agents
  • Agents in the production and marketing of certified seeds
  • Managers of farm service centers for cooperatives and elevators
  • Nursery / Landscape Managers
  • Sports Turf Managers
  • Entomologists
  • Plant Pathologists
  • Weed Scientists
  • Greens Keeper
  • Plant Propagator

The following links provide excellent information on career opportunities, openings, and salaries.

   

www.AgCareers.com

The leading Online Job Board for Agriculture and Food

www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome

Search for jobs with the USDA (United States Department of Agriculture) and view links to agriculture agencies and news stories as well as a diverse assortment of agriculture topics including marketing, food and nutrition, and regulation/laws.

www.earthworks-jobs.com

Earthworks is a world leading portal of job and career opportunities for horticulturists, agronomists, environmental scientists, ecologists, conservationists, forestry/agricultural scientists, geographers, oceanographers, marine scientists, space and planetary scientists, archaeologists and anthropologists, Remote Sensing/GIS specialists, geoscientists, hydrologists, hydrogeologists, water resource professionals, remediation/contaminated land specialists, geographical engineers.

 

Alumni Careers

Agronomy Graduates

Maricela Barbosa - USDA - Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Port of Long Beach

Sharon McCrorey - Ag Commissioner's Office, Weights and Measures, Monterey Park, CA

Christina Smith - Strawberry breeder at Smalls Nursery, Red Bluff, CA

Janet Rivas - Science teacher, Baldwin Park Unified School District

Pedro Torres - Organic Grower, Aguanga CA

Fermin Lopez - Ag Commissioner's Office, Ag Biologist, El Centro, CA

Nikki Grieci - USDA Natural Resources Conservation -Conservation Specialist, Lancaster, CA

Evan Kirby-Smith - Independently contracted organic inspector and consultant, Temecula CA.

Agricultural Biology Graduates

Efrain Velasco - Forensic Entomologist, Ventura County Sheriff's Department

Christy Diggins-Richey - Dole, Quality Assurance

Jenny Chai - Environmental Health Specialist, Long Beach, CA

Brad Baker - United Horticultural Supply, Sales, Corona, CA

Richard (Tim) O'Neill - Monrovia Nursery Company, Pest Mgmt, Azusa, CA

Laura Petro - Economic Entomologist, CDFA

Horticulture Graduates

Natsuyo Aoyama - Seed Physiology Laboratory Manager, Cal Poly Pomona

Otto Aumack - Disneyland, Facilities Management

Robert Hertzing - Valencia Country Club, Superintendent

Olga Lichten - Self-employed, Fruit Crop Grower, Fallbrook, CA

Brian Takemoto - APHIS - Chicago, O'Hare Airport, Inspector

Seth Young - Water Concern, Orange County, CA

Gabriel Siapin - Siapin Landscape, Estimator

Thanh Pham - Horticulturist, LA County Arboretum, Conservancy, Arcadia, CA

Gavin Sherman - Self-Employed, Bee Keeper, Cal Poly Pomona Instructor

Soil Science Graduates

Andrea Souther - Mission Resource Conservation District Cons. Specialist, Fallbrook, CA

Gina MacLyman - Fruit Grower's Laboratory, Santa Paula, CA

Christopher Wilson - Staff Scientist, QST Environmental, Fountain Valley, CA

Sam Liu - USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service, North Carolina

Landscape Irrigation Science Graduates

Marcos Quezada - Metropolitan Water District, Water Conservation Consultant

James Caringella - Area Specification Manager, Rain Bird Inc.

Peter Hamann - Cal Sense, Technician Representative, Irrigation

Anson Beattie - Environmental Care, Irrigation Specialist

Jason Smith - Irrigation Designer, ETP Landscape Architecture

Kevin McGourty - City of LA, Parks and Recreation Dept.