JSS2 Agriculture Third Term: Employment Opportunities in Agriculture

Topic: Employment Opportunities in Agriculture

One of the problems facing most young people is that of choosing a career. It is generally believed by most people especially in the developing countries that agriculture simply means farming. Agricultural science is one of the subject which prepares an individual to earn living either on a regular paid job or through self employment.

Steps in Choosing a Career in Agriculture

  1. The nature of the occupation
  2. The necessary qualities, interests and aptitudes needed for success in the occupation
  3. Education and training required
  4. The opportunities for securing employment
  5. Job satisfaction
  6. Financial reward
  7. Benefits of such career in the society

Field of Study in Agriculture

Animal Science

  • Animal production and management
  • Animal nutrition
  • Animal health and veterinary
  • Animal physiology
  • Animal breeding and genetics
  • Feed composition and utilization
  • Forage production and management

Crop Science

  • Crop production
  • Crop breeding
  • Crop protection
  • Weed science
  • Seed production
  • Horticulture
  • Crop physiology and nutrition

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JSS2 Agriculture Third Term: Employment Opportunities in Agriculture

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