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American Agricultural Economics Association
415 S. Duff Avenue, Suite C
Ames, IA 50010
(515) 233-3202
e-mail: info@aaea.org
Web site: http://www.aaea.org
The association offers a free brochure, “Careers for the Future.”

Council for Agricultural Science and Technology (CAST)
4420 W. Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50014-3447
(515) 292-2125
Web site: http://www.cast-science.org
The Web site for this organization provides scientific information about advances in agriculture and lists workshops and conferences.

Institute of Food Technologists
221 N. LaSalle Street, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60601-1291
(312) 782-8424
Web site: http://www.ift.org
IFT offers a booklet “Finding Your First Job in Food Science” for $3 (U.S.) postpaid. It is available from the Employee Services Department at the above address. Their brochure “World's Largest Industry” is free.

U.S. Department of Agriculture
1400 Independence Avenue SW
Washington, DC 20250
(202) 720-2791
Web site: http://www.usda.gov
This government organization serves all Americans who benefit from the country's land (meaning, everyone). It is responsible for livestock, produce, water, national forests, conservation efforts, rural areas, research and technology, and much more.


The ultimate site for anything relating to agriculture.

Canadian Agriculture Library
The official Web site for agriculture and agri-food business in Canada offers a good overview of Canadian agriculture and has links to other sites of interest to the career seeker.

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
e-mail: FAO-HQ@fao.org
Web site: http://www.fao.org
The FAO was organized to raise levels of nutrition and standards of living, to improve agricultural productivity, and to better the condition of rural populations. Today, FAO is the largest specialized agency in the United Nations system and the lead agency for agriculture, forestry, fisheries, and rural development.

The Web site for this agriculture-oriented youth organization offers links to many areas of interest, including entomology, animal science, and gardening.


Collins, Donald N., Adrian A. Paradis, and William C. White. Opportunities in Farming and Agriculture Careers. Lincolnwood, IL: VGM Career Horizons, 1996.

This book will give you a broad idea about the many different career opportunities for those with a love of the land.

Manning, Richard. Food Frontiers: The Next Green Revolution. New York: North Point Press, 2000.

A good overview of the future challenges in agriculture, written by a journalist who takes a global approach to the subject.

Yehling, Carol, ed. Careers in Focus: Agriculture. Chicago: Ferguson Publishing, 2001.

This book describes what a life spent working in the field of agriculture includes.


Agricultural Research
5601 Sunnyside Avenue
Beltsville, MD 20705-5130
(301) 504-1651
Web site: http://www.ars.usda.gov/is/AR
This monthly trade magazine is published by the Agricultural Research Service

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