Promote ecologically sound farming practices. Close crop yield gaps between organic and conventional farms. Advance organic pest and disease control. If this sounds exciting, you may enjoy working as an agroecology specialist.
Agroecology is the study of ecological processes as applied to agricultural production systems. Work in this field involves optimizing resources and natural mechanisms to make farms more competitive and sustainable, taking into consideration limiting factors such as economic constraints or the cost of change to new practices.
A career as an agroecology specialist usually entails:
Salaries vary considerably by employer and experience.
Job demand varies by state.
Almost all agroecology specialist positions require a bachelor’s degree, and some require a master’s degree.
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There are many different types of agroecologist jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates qualify for:
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