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Job outlook and news for students majoring in agricultural sciences.

Forbes' "The Mixing Bowl" speaks with Sonny Ramaswamy, Director of the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) at the United States Department of Agriculture about the future of jobs in agriculture and food.

At many universities, agriculture is putting the steam in STEM.

Ag Funder News discusses a growing trend at universities, where agriculture — ag technology in particular — is becoming one of the biggest components of STEM-focused departments and disciplines.

Josh Cassar, a Penn State College of Agricultural Sciences grad, now works for Bell and Evans.

The Centre Daily Times explores the many opportunities available to students who major in agricultural topics.

State College has been named one of the “15 Best U.S. Cities for Entrepreneurs to Live and Launch” by Entrepreneur magazine, citing the town’s “promising unemployment rate and business growth rate” and proximity to Penn State’s University Park campus.

The Red and Black, an independent newspaper covering the University of Georgia, explores what the future holds for agricultural science graduates as opportunities balloon in the public and private sectors.

Enrollment among millennials in some IFT-approved food science and production programs has been dropping, creating opportunities for students to become high-demand employees with a food science or related degree.

Forbes' Jeffrey Dorfman explains how a career in food and fiber could lead to success for many college graduates.

Agriculture Employee Opportunities. Source: NIFA, USDA, and Purdue University

According to the USDA, there are nearly 60,000 high-skilled agriculture job openings expected annually in U.S., yet only 35,000 graduates available to fill them.

From Fox News: Food and ag sectors of the U.S. economy are on pace to generate roughly 54,000 jobs per year for those with degrees in food, renewable energy, and environmental specialties.

According to USA TODAY, enrollment is booming at many colleges of agriculture, as students flock to study subjects they feel offer a clear path to a job on graduation.

The Wall Street Journal ranks Penn State No. 1 among corporate recruiters.