MU Extension Details Ag Job Openings Over The Next Decade

Up to 13-thousand job openings in agriculture and related fields could occur each year for the next decade, according to a study released this month. The Workforce Needs Assessment study from University of Missouri Extension seeks to address challenges ag-related industries will face, according to the study’s lead author, associate professor Mark White.


White notes that while most of the positions won’t necessarily require four-year college degrees, job training programs remain critical to preparing potential employees.


MU Extension professor Mark White adds that not only would 13-thousand ag-related positions need filled each year, similar jobs outside the sector could draw away some of the potential talent.