While farmers are an essential part of the agricultural industry, it takes a village to keep our food supply in production and put meals on your family’s plate. Let’s take a closer look at some of our most valuable partners in agriculture.

Veterinarians

Healthy farm animals depend on the work of veterinarians. Besides assessing overall animal health and diagnosing problems, large animal veterinarians treat diseases that have the potential to wipe out a farmer’s livelihood. Vets that treat livestock do much of the same work that a typical vet would do, but often travel directly to the farm to treat illness, prescribe medication, and operate if necessary.

Seed Sales

Seed salesmen play a crucial role in helping farmers access high-quality seeds to maximize crop yields. They provide valuable expertise on seed selection, planting techniques and crop management practices. A successful seed salesman understands the unique needs of local farmers, offers tailored solutions, and fosters lasting relationships. With the growing demand for sustainable agriculture and advanced seed technologies, this profession offers the rewarding helping improve the next generation of crops.

Food Scientists

Food and agricultural scientists play a large role in maintaining our food supply. Through research and experiments, they find ways to improve the efficiency and safety of farms and products. Their main objective is to improve the overall productivity and sustainability of field crops and farm animals. They also look for new ways to improve soil health.

Biotechnologists

Agricultural biotechnologists use technology to help farmers grow their best crops. They conduct research and create tools that allow farmers to lower production costs and ease the production process. For example, some crops can be altered or engineered to be resistant to specific plant diseases and pests, allowing farmers to use pesticides more efficiently. Agricultural biotechnologists ensure farmers are maximizing their contribution to our food supply.

Nutritionists and Dietitians

Nutritionists and dieticians serve as experts on nutrition issues and healthy eating habits. They emphasize a holistic and sustainable approach to eating that aids an overall healthy lifestyle. Their work complements what farmers do, as they both strive to bring a high-quality, wholesome product to homes around the country in a sustainable way.

Truck Drivers

Farmers rely on truck drivers to transport their livestock and products across the country safely and as quickly as possible. As one of the top exporters in the country, Wisconsin farmers use the help of truck drivers to ensure our top products are enjoyed by as many consumers as possible.

As you can see, it takes a diverse group of individuals to make our agricultural landscape complete. Plus, working in agriculture can be a fulfilling and rewarding career.

Fun Fact: Wisconsin ranks number one in growing green beans for processing – harvesting 6.2 million pounds in 2022.

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