Life sciences

Top universities where you can study agriculture & forestry

An agriculture or forestry degree will enable you to understand more about the theoretical study and practical application of farming. Studying a degree in agriculture and forestry can lead to the understanding of real life There are ongoing developments in this area of study which could help lead to the eradication of food poverty and the understanding of genetically modified crops. Further study could lead to the development of solutions to real-world farming and crop production problems. 

A degree in agriculture and forestry will encompass the study of plant and soil sciences, sustainable farming and working with businesses to expand crop yields. 

Some of the jobs that graduates can undertake following graduation are farm manager, forestry, fishery manager, wood processor and soil scientist. However, this is not an exhaustive list and there are a number of other careers that could be pursued, as well as further study and research. 

Undertaking work experience is a large part of developing forestry and agriculture skills and these can be easy to come by. Stints of working as an agricultural assistant or a farming assistant can help to consolidate the skills learnt during an agriculture and forestry degree. 

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