Verified FBN Member (NE)
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What advice would you give someone in high school that wants to pursue a career in agriculture?

Or what advice would you give your younger self?

What advice would you give someone in high school that wants to pursue a career in agriculture?
Verified FBN Member (IL)

Depends on whether you are looking to farm or pursue a career in the agriculture industry. With that said, regardless of your career path, be proactive. Proactively seek opportunities to interact with farmers and local industry professionals. Proactively seek out internship opportunities. Start building your network: industry professionals, farmers, bankers, attorneys, consultants, etc. Work hard and surround yourself with successful people. And of course, focus on your studies and make good grades.

Verified FBN Member (SD)

Get a full time job to support your farming addiction.Do something special in life first.

Verified FBN Member (OR)

Watch out for “friends, neighbors, and industry professionals” they’ll screw you over faster then anyone. Old iron pays faster then new, irrigation irrigation irrigation (at least here), shop inputs (thank you FBN)

Verified FBN Member

Don't get too specialized too early in your career.

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