University of Vermont

CALS Ecological Agriculture Major

Ecological Agriculture

Alumni with degrees in Ecological Agriculture pursue a wide variety of careers, both directly and indirectly related to their course of study. This is a representative sample of job titles from recent UVM alumni who majored in Ecological Agriculture.

Job Title

Career Industry

Farmer Agriculture
Farmer & Brewer Food Service
Ph.D. Candidate Education
Production Manager Forestry

Recent Employers

Arizona State University Fledging Crow Farm
Fresh Food Generation Oyster Bay

Transferable Skills

In addition to the specialized material you study in your major, you will also gain useful transferable skills. Remember: it is essential to be able to articulate the skills you have gained.

Examples of transferable skills fostered while majoring in Ecological Agriculture

Critical Thinking Skills

Leadership and Administration Skills

Communication Skills

Good judgment
Analyze situations and solve problems creatively

Give clear directions
Lead a group
Attention to detail

Communicates effectively orally and in writing
Simplifies complex information

Research and Investigation Skills

Design and Planning Skills

Information Management Skills

Conduct experiments
Gather and interpret data

Develops and implements systems to address problems

Computer literacy
Organize materials, information, and data

Interpersonal Skills

Skills and Assessing Values

Specialized Skills

Collaborates on projects
Works cooperatively with colleagues to brainstorm solutions to problems

Possess a global perspective of agriculture
Work with diverse communities
Assess the needs of different populations

Understands theories and principles of economics and agri-business
Knowledge of policy development and its impact on agriculture

To learn more about majoring in Ecological Agriculture at UVM go to: http://www.uvm.edu/~pss/?Page=EcAg.html&SM=under_prog_menu.html

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