University of Arkansas highlights agricultural college following USDA report of growing demand

University of Arkansas highlights agricultural college following USDA report of growing demand
Following a recent finding from the Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture on the expansion of food, agriculture and renewable natural resources jobs, the University of Arkansas highlighted the education available through its Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences.
 
“Bumpers College continues to see growth in areas that will be critical to feeding the world’s expanding population,” Bumpers College Interim Dean Lona Robertson said. “Through our curriculum, we develop future leaders who are well-rounded and ready to enter and make a difference in the global workforce.”
 
The report found that there will be an average of nearly 58,000 job openings each year in those fields for professionals with bachelor’s degrees or higher levels of education, and an average of 35,400 new graduates with expertise in those fields. At Bumpers College, Fall 2016 saw record enrollment in the college, at 2,173 students.
 
“Bumpers College provides career-focused education in these areas with exceptional opportunities for hands-on experience, and with a breadth and depth unmatched in the state,” Coordinator of Undergraduate Student Recruitment Michelle Pribbernow said. “Additionally, as these fields are in high demand, we have many scholarship opportunities to help students enter these careers. There are also opportunities to support scholarships as we recruit more and more students to fill these positions.”

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