The agriculture industry includes small local farmers growing organic produce to massive grain and livestock operations producing food for the export market. These core production activities are supported by a vast network of equipment manufacturers (Investopedia)

  • $63,960 Average salary
  • 64% Of Men Make Up This Industry
  • 36% Of Women Make Up This Industry

History & Future



Future agriculture will use sophisticated technologies such as robots, temperature and moisture sensors, aerial images, and GPS technology. These advanced devices and precision agriculture and robotic systems will allow farms to be more profitable, efficient, safe, and environmentally friendly. Farmers in the agricultural industry are turning to genetically modified organisms (GMOs) to create more reliable and inexpensive crops.

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Crop cultivation and rearing of animals began around 11,000 BCE as a gradual transition from hunter-gatherer lifestyle. Agriculture is known as one of the driving forces behind the growth of civilization. Farming brought about the early settlements (people tied to their farms), small settlements grew into towns, towns into cities. The Egyptians were among the first to practice agriculture on a large scale. China, US and Brazil are among the top agricultural producing countries in the world.