Agriculture is one of the oldest industries in the world, we have gone from using an antler for a plough to GPS satellite and computer-linked tractors with ground penetrating radar. Only the arms industry is older, for we were hunter-gathers before we became farmers.
Jobs in agriculture range from muck spreading to sitting at the top table at the UN and the G8 – because the world needs to eat and we all agree that everyone should do that at least once a day.
Merritt Cluff, a Food and Agriculture Organisation economist, told Forbes Magazine that to grasp the vast size of the market, he suggests thinking about the calories being sold: ‘China’s average [daily] calorie count is 2,500 [per person], whereas in the USA it’s 3,500 or higher. If you were to add, say, 1,000 calories consumption to each Chinese person, you’re talking about a lot of business.’
So where do you want your career in agriculture to go?
Are you going to produce the livestock and harvests? Or be the person who transports them from farm to table? Or are you going to be part of the massive agricultural infrastructure that spans the globe.
Netherton Tractors Ltd are looking for an experienced Salesperson to cover the Perthshire and surrounding area to primarily promote and sell our Kramer telehandler range. A good knowledge of the agricultural industry is required as you will be asked to carry out on-farm demonstrations and product installation. … Read more
Mainly working outside on our footpath, conservation and maintenance projects, Trainee Volunteer Rangers will gain valuable experience in areas such as footpath maintenance and construction, woodland regeneration, habitat management, species monitoring, routine maintenance of the area and partnership asset … Read more
Scottish Woodlands Ltd is a leading forestry management company with a long tradition of serving forest owners and investors in Scotland and the rest of the UK. We provide a comprehensive range of forest, estate and land-related services underpinned by our in-depth market experience, knowledge base and commitment to quality. The business is largely … Read more