choosing a careeris agricultural science a good choice as a career for a girl? please advise and suggest good careers for girls!

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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It sounds as if the number of jobs in this field is expected to grow at a greater-than-average pace over the next few years. Also, this is a field in which a bachelor's degree is sufficient to attain employment.  My guess is that women would be welcome in this field in the U. S.  It sounds as if you have nothing to lose!

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bandmanjoe | Middle School Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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I think agriculture is a SUPER field for a girl to consider.  What I would advise is to choose an area that is of interest to you, one you find happiness in working in.  There are few occupations anymore that specifically lend themselves to one gender or the other, so if you have a heightened interest in agriculture, go for it!  The world is showing no signs of slowing down population-wise, we need sharp young minds to increade the efficiency of the farming machine in food production.

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readerofbooks | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

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I think anything in agriculture is great. Moreover, I do not think you should limit yourself by asking whether something is good for a girl or boy. What matter is whether you love it. If you are passionate about it, you will excel. Also it just so happens that agriculture is a hot field. In my opinion, there will be an explosion in this area. We have more and more people and we will always need food.

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pacorz | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

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There are very few career choices that are limited to a specific gender. I agree with #2 that people with a good agricultural education will be in demand as we work to feed a growing population and simultaneously look to agriculture to help solve our energy problems.

You can do a number of different things with a degree in agriculture. You could farm, or work as a consultant to farmers, or you could write for the industry, teach, or do research for the Department of Agriculture or for a private company.

Many Science/Technology/Engineering programs are actively recruiting more women, so you might even find that there is some extra scholarship money available just because you are female!

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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This probably depends a bit on where you live.  If you're in the US, there's certainly no problem with that, at least as far as you being a girl.  I know plenty of FFA adivsors and ag teachers, for example, who are female.  I also know women who have ag backgrounds and are part of the team for family farms.  So I see no problem at least in the US.

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litteacher8 | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

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I think that agricultural science is a good career choice now.  As the world becomes more populous and more and more land is paved and turned into cities, we will be trying to determine new ways to grow plentiful, healthy food.

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Wiggin42 | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Any career that falls under STEM ( science, technology, engineering, mathematics ) is a great career for girls. Girls are minorities in these fields which include: computer science, programming, aerospace engineering, etc. These are high earning fields that need more diverse inputs from women to balance it out. It will be difficult. 

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qq765598575 | Student, Grade 10 | eNotes Newbie

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I think I understand you.

I am a Chinese.(And I live in China!)

China is an agricultural country.vast area as we have,there are many people living here.In a country like ours,a new kind of crop makes difference.A scientist named Yuan Longping improved a new kind of rice(liked by Chinese),and we admit him very,very much.Dear girl,it is very tired to be an agricultural scientist.Practicing on   field,agricultural scientists are more like farmers.(Maybe it's different in your country)But,in my opinion,it is really great-what you do makes sense!if you really like it,go ahead!Follow your heart rather than others.

Did I make my point clear?I'm the best English learner in my hometown,but you are native speakers,and now I am the weakest!

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just-s | Elementary School Teacher | (Level 1) Valedictorian

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thanks allot guys i really appreciate your contributions:-)

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wanderista | Student, Grade 11 | (Level 2) Valedictorian

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Your career in life should be something you really love doing. If you enjoy the world of agriculture, love animals and nature, and could picture yourself no where else then go for it :)!

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