Paulsen sparks interest in careers in agriculture


As many of us in the agriculture industry know, as the world population grows so does the need for talented, passionate agriculture students. Not every current high school or collegiate student today will end up working for Amazon, Google, or Facebook. Tomorrow’s workforce may be overlooking a wide swath of opportunities and careers in the industry that feeds, clothes, and fuels our world.

To provide students with access to insights, career inspiration and advice, Paulsen is pleased to introduce Spark Ed. This free series of two- to- five-minute videos features agribusiness leaders who have been interviewed for Paulsen’s Spark: Careers in Agribusiness podcast.

Each video focuses on advice to students interested in agribusiness careers that educators, FFA advisors and 4-H leaders can use to get students thinking about various careers in agriculture.

“Many students think about getting a degree in business or technology or another area, but they may not realize they can use that degree working for an agricultural company,” says Sara Steever, president, Paulsen. “There are also a lot of career opportunities in agriculture that they may not even be aware of.”

The Spark Ed videos feature such agribusiness leaders including Jessie Kreke, senior marketing manager for Culver’s; animal health and agribusiness expert Amy Tranzillo, senior consultant of The Context Network; entrepreneur and editor Sara Wyant, Agri-Pulse Communications; Susanne Wasson, U.S. commercial leader for Dow AgroScience’s Crop Protection division; and many more.

To view the Spark Ed videos, click here (then click on the person’s name who’s video you’d like to watch). Check out the Spark Ed ag podcast here. You can also download the Spark Ed: Careers in Agribusiness Worksheet here

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