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Interest in agriculture careers ranks low in new Land O'Lakes survey


An alarming lack of young people are planning to work in the agriculture industry, according to a new survey funded by Arden Hills-based Land O'Lakes Inc.

Only 3 percent of college graduates surveyed and 9 percent of millennials (born between 1982 and 2000) said they had thought about an ag career or would consider it.

The highest career interests from those surveyed came in health care and technology, each at 21 percent, followed by education at 20 percent and several professions — marketing and sales, finance, manufacturing and engineering — all at 12 percent. Only 6 percent of those surveyed said they were interested in agricultural professions.


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