Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

The seed that turns into food fuels your interest in creating a sustainable ecosystem that provides for future generations.

Story image Image of Michael Ann Relka, former WNCC student.

I think the Applied Ag program at WNCC is a great starting point for students wanting to venture into agriculture. It’s a great industry to be in.

Applied Agriculture Technology

Michael Ann Relka Agriculturalist, Western Sugar

Finding your passion

This pathway prepares for careers in planning, implementation, production, management, processing and/or marketing of agriculture commodities and services, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products. It also includes related professional, technical and educational services. 

Career Opportunities

  • Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 
  • Environmental Engineers 
  • Soil and Plant Scientists 
  • Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 
  • Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 
  • Biological Technicians 
  • Environmental Engineering Technicians 

Find more jobs at: h3.ne.gov

*This list is based on projected highest number of openings in Nebraska through 2024. Source: Nebraska Department of Labor, Office of Labor Market Information