Agriculture & Farming Career Resources

Want to read more about agriculture or working in a related career? Check out the end of each page in this guide for specific information. You can also look to the following resources to learn more about farming and food jobs:

Agronomy

Agronomy: Online Resources

Crop Science Society of America

Soil Science Society of America

Farm Animal Welfare

USDA Animal Welfare Information Center

Factory Animal Rights and Violation

Food Safety

Savvy Buyers Spur Food Safety Innovations in Meat Processing


Federal Food Safety Information

Government Organizations

United States Department of Agriculture

Grass-Fed versus Free Range

Grass Fed Basics

American Grassfed Association

The Grass-Fed Revolution

Seed Cleaning

The Seed Cleaning Process

Organic Seed Processing

Monsanto’s Reply to Food, Inc. and Seed Saving Lawsuits

Subsidy Programs

Farm Subsidy Database


Please Explain: Farm Subsidies

Agriculture Biotechnology and Genetics Research

Archadia Biosciences
Davis, California
http://www.arcadiabio.com/

Dow AgroSciences
Indianapolis, Indiana
http://www.dowagro.com/

GeneSeek
Lincoln, Nebraska
http://www.neogen.com/GeneSeek/

Mendel Biotechnology
Hayward, California
http://www.medelbio.com

ViaGen
Austin, Texas
http://www.viagen.com

Agritainment

Carolyn’s Country Cousins Pumpkin Patch
Liberty, Missouri
http://www.carolynscountrycousins.com/

Cherry Crest Adventure Farm
Ronks, Pennsylvania
http://www.cherrycrestadventurefarm.com/

Westview Orchar & Cider Mill
Romeo, Michigan
http://www.westvieworchards.com

Dairy

Dean Foods
Dallas, Texas
http://www.deanfoods.com

Fair Oaks Farms
Fair Oaks, Indiana
http://fofamrs.com

Land O’Lakes
St. Paul, Minnesota
http://www.landolakes.com

Farm Co-ops

CHS, Inc.
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota
http://www.chsinc.com

Farm Fresh To You
Capay Valley, California
http://farmfreshtoyou.com

Ocean Spray
Middlebourough/Lakeville, Massachusetts
http://www.oceanspray.com

Organically Grown Company
Eugene, Oregon
http://www.organicallygrown.com

Riceland Foods
Stuttgart, Arkansas
http://www.riceland.com

Sunsweet Growers Incorporated
Yuba City, California
http://www.sunsweet.com

Grain/Seed

Archer Daniels Midland Company
Decatur, Illinois
http://www.adm.com

Monsanto
Creve Coeur, Missouri
http://www.monsanto.com

Mycogen Seeds
Indianapolis, Indiana
http://www.mycogen.com

Northland Organic Foods Corporation
Saint Paul, Minnesota
http://www.northlandorganic.com/

Pioneer Hi-Bred
Johnston, Iowa
http://www.pioneer.com

Government Departments

United States Department of Agriculture
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usda/usdahome

United States Foods and Drug Administration
http://www.fda.gov/

Livestock and Meet Packing

Adams Lan & Cattle Co.
Broken Bow, Nebraska
http://www.admslandandcattle.com

Allen Family Foods
Seaford, Delaware
http://www.allenfamilyfoods.com

Creekstone Farms Premium Beef
Campbellsburg, Kentucky
http://www.creekstonefarms.com

Hatfield Quality Meats
Hatfield, Pennsylvania
http://www.hatfieldqualitymeats.com 

Hormel Foods Corporation
Austin, Minnesota
http://www.hormel.com

Niman Ranch
Oakland, California
http://www.nimanrach.com

Perdue
Salisbury, Maryland
http://www.perdue.com

Pilgrim’s Pride
Pittsburg, Texas
http://www.pilgrimspride.com

Q Creek Land & Livestock Company
Mills, Wyoming
http://www.qcreek.com

Seaboard Corporation
Shawnee Mission, Kansas
http://www.seaboardcorp.com

Smithfield Foods
Smithfield, Virginia
http://www.smithfieldfoods.com

JBS
Greeley, Colorado
http://www.jbssa.com/

Tyson Foods, Inc.
Springdale, Arkansas
http://www.tyson.com

West Liberty Foods
West Liberty, Iowa
http://www.wlfoods.com

Other/General

Cargill
Minneapolis, Minnesota
http://www.cargill.com

ContiGroup Companies
New York, New York
http://www.contigroup.com

FS System
Bloomington, Illinois
http://www.fssystem.com

JR Simplot Company
Boise, Idaho
http://www.simplot.com

Seneca
Marion, New York
http://www.senecafoods.com

Specialized

Bascom Maple Farms (maple syrup)
Alstead, New Hampshire
http://www.bascommaple.com

Jackson & Perkins Company (flowers)
Hodges, South Carolina
http://www.jacksonandperkins.com

Spring Hill Nurseries (mail order garden plants)
Tipp City, Ohio
http://springhillnursery.com

Tree Town USA (trees)
Houston, Texas
http://www.treetownusa.com/

Wildseed Farms (wildflowers)
Fredericksburg, Texas
http://www.wildseedfarms.com

Vegetables and Fruit

Chiquita Brands International
Cincinnati, Ohio
http://chiquita.com

Dole Food Company
Westlake Village, California
http://www.dole.com

Driscoll’s
Watsonville, California
http://www.drsicolls.com

Hollandia Produce (Live Gourmet)
Carpinteria, California
http://livegourmet.com

Pero Family Farms Food Company
Delray Beach, Florida
http://www.perogamilyfarms.com

Rogers Orchards
Southington, Connecticut
http://www.rogersorchards.com

Stemilt Growers
Wenatchee, Washington
http://www.stemilt.com

Tree Top, Inc.
Selah, Washington
http://www.treetop.com

Wishnatzki Farms
Plant City, Florida
http://www.wishfarms.com

By State

Alabama

Alabama Farmers Cooperative, Inc
Decatur, Alabama

Flowerwood Nursery, Inc
Loxley, Alabama

Perdue Farms, Inc
Dothan, Alabama

Sylvest Farms
Sylacauga, Alabama

Wayne Farms
Jack, Alabama

Alaska

Alaska Garden & Pet Supply
Anchorage, Alaska

Whitestone Farms
Delta Junction, Alaska

Arizona

Datepac LLC
Yuma, Arizona

Desert Boss Farms, Inc
Yuma, Arizona

Rousseau Sons LLC
Tolleson, Arizona

Shamrock Farms Dairy
Phoenix, Arizona

Yuma Mesa Fruit Growers Association
Yuma, Arizona

Arkansas

Mountaire Corporation
Little Rock, Arkansas

OK Industries, Inc
Fort Smith, Arkansas

Peterson Farms
Decatur, Arkansas

Simmons Industries
Decatur, Arkansas

Tyson
Springdale, Arkansas

California

Dole Food Company
Westlake Village, California

E&J Gallo Winery
Modesto, California

Foster Poultry Farms
Livingston, California

Sun World International
Bakersfield, California

Taylor Farms, Inc
Salinas, California

Colorado

Crop Production Service
Greeley, Colorado

Swift Pork Company
Greeley, Colorado

White Wave Foods
Broomfield, Colorado

Connecticut

Aurora Products Inc.
Stratford, Connecticut

Bartlett Tree Experts
Stamford, Connecticut

Clinton Nurseries, Inc.
Westbrook, Connecticut

Enfield Shade Tobacco
Enfield, Connecticut

Guida’s Dairy Co.
New Britain, Connecticut

Mulnite Farms, Inc.
Broad Brook, Connecticut

Delaware

Allen’s Family Foods Inc.
Seaford, Delaware

Mountaire Corp
Selbyville, Delaware

Townsends, Inc
Wilmington, Delaware

Florida

A. Duda & Sons
Oviedo, Florida

Costa Farms
Goulds, Florida

Fanjul Corp
West Palm Beach, Florida

Gargiulo Inc.
Naples, Florida

United States Sugar Corp
Clewiston, Florida

Georgia

Claxton Poultry Farms
Claxton, Georgia

Mar-Jac Poultry, Inc.
Gainesville, Georgia

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Moultrie, Georgia

Hawaii

C Brewer & Co.
Hilo, Hawaii

Del Monte Fresh Produce
Kunia, Hawaii

Idaho

Agri Beef Co.
Boise, Idaho

Basic American Foods
Blackfoot, Idaho

Wada Farms Warehouse

Pingree, Idaho

Illinois

AP Livestock
Assumption, Illinois

Ball Horticulture Co.
West Chicago, Illinois

Growmark River Systems
Decatur, Illinois

Heartland Pork
Kansas, Illinois

Indiana

Creighton Brothers LLC
Warsaw, Indiana

JBS United
Sheridan, Indiana

Maple Leaf Farms
Milford, Indiana

Mycogen Corporation
Indianapolis, Indiana

Iowa

Advanta USA
Slater, Iowa

Cargill Corn Milling
Eddyville, Iowa

Pioneer Hi-Bred
Johnston, Iowa

Wright Service Corp
Des Moines, Iowa

Kansas

Beak N Wings Inc
Overland Park, Kansas

Cattle Empire LLC
Satanta, Kansas

Seaboard Foods
Shawnee Mission, Kansas

Kentucky

Keeneland Association
Lexington, Kentucky

North American Livestock Expo
Louisville, Kentucky

Southern Belle Dairy Co.
Somerset, Kentucky

Louisiana

CGB Enterprises, Inc.
Covington, Louisiana

Haring’s Pride Catfish
Wisner, Louisiana

House of Raeford Farms
Arcadia, Louisiana

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp
Natchitoches, Louisiana

Maine

County Super Spuds
Mars Hill, Maine

Horsepriest
Charleston, Maine

HP Hood
Portland, Maine

Maine Potato Growers, Inc.
Presque Isle, Maine

Maryland

Asplundh Tree Expert Co.
Odenton, Maryland

Gray & Son Inc.
Timonium, Maryland

Ise American Inc.
Golts, Maryland

Perdue Farms
Salisbury, Maryland

Phillips Food, Inc.
Baltimore, Maryland

Massachusetts

Charles River Association
Needham, Massachusetts

Connleaf’s Inc.
Westfield, Massachusetts

Decas Cranberry Co.
Carver, Massachusetts

Michigan

Berrybrook Farms
Dowagiac, Michigan

Brookside Farm
Goble, Michigan

Cornerstone AG Enterprises
South Haven, Michigan

Michigan Dairy, LLC
Livonia, Michigan

OCC Orchard
Farmington Hills, Michigan

Spiech Farms
Paw Paw, Michigan

William Bolthouse Farms
Grant, Michigan

Minnesota

CHS Inc
Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

JFC Inc
Saint Cloud, Minnesota

Michael Foods
Minnetonka, Minnesota

Winfield Solutions
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Mississippi

Cal-Maine Foods
Jackson, Mississippi

Delta & Pine Land Co.
Scott, Mississippi

Peco Foods
Bay Springs, Mississippi

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Hazelhurst, Mississippi

Tyson Foods
Forest, Mississippi

Missouri

AG Forte LLC
Aurora, Missouri

Bartlett and Company
Kansas, Missouri

Bunge North America, Inc.
Saint Louis, Missouri

DeBruce Grain, Inc.
Kansas City, Missouri

Premium Standard Farms, Inc.
Kansas City, Missouri

Tyson Foods
Noel, Missouri

Montana

Big Stone Colony
Sand Coulee, Montana

Crazy Mountain Ranch
Clyde Park, Montana

Martinsdale Colony
Martinsdale, Montana

Mountain View Co-op
Black Eagle, Montana

Paws Up Angus Ranch
Greenough, Montana

Rocking K Ranch
Philipsburg, Montana

Surprise Creek Colony
Stanford, Montana

Nebraska

AG Processing Inc.
Omaha, Nebraska

Farm Credit Service of America
Omaha, Nebraska

Michael Foods Inc.
Wakefield, Nebraska

Tyson Foods
Madison, Nebraska

Nevada

Peri & Sons Farms Inc.
Yerington, Nevada

Rockview Dairies Inc.
Amargosa Valley, Nevada

Snyder Livestock Co
Yerington, Nevada

New Hampshire

Applecrest Farm Orchards
Hampton Falls, New Hampshire

Barrett’s Greenhouse & Nursery
Swanzey, New Hampshire

Pleasant View Gardens
Pembroke, New Hampshire

New Jersey

Agro Power Development
Eatontown, New Jersey

The Connell Company
Berkeley Heights, New Jersey

New Mexico

Navajo Agri Product Industries
Farmington, New Mexico

Philmont Scout Ranch
Cimarron, New Mexico

New York

Bunge Limited
White Plains, New York

Drossos Greenhouse & Gardens
Auburn, New York

Kurt Weiss Greenhouses, Inc.
Center Moriches, New York

Lewis Tree Service
West Henrietta, New York

Moet Hennessy USA, Inc
New York, New York

North Carolina

Diamond Poultry Farm
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Eastern Carolina Organics
Pittsboro, North Carolina

Goldsboro Milling Co.
Goldsboro, North Carolina

Syngenta Crop Protection, Inc.
Greensboro, North Carolina

North Dakota

Carlson Angus
Dickinson, North Dakota

CHS Sunflower
Grandin, North Dakota

RD Offutt Company
Fargo, North Dakota

Ohio

Chiquita Brands International, Inc.
Cincinnati, Ohio

The Andersons Inc.
Maumee, Ohio

Oklahoma

Braum’s Ice Cream & Dairy
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

Greenleaf Nursery Co.
Park Hill, Oklahoma

Seaboard Farms
Guymon, Oklahoma

Oregon

Glenn Walters Nursery, Inc.
Cornelius, Oregon

Hurst’s Berry Farm
Sheridan, Oregon

Monrovia
Dayton, Oregon

Moorhouse Farms
Molalla, Oregon

River Point Farms
Hermiston, Oregon

Pennsylvania

Creekside Mushrooms
Worthington, Pennsylvania

Kreider Farms
Manheim, Pennsylvania

Rutter’s Dairy
York, Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Ferolbink Farms
Riverton, Rhode Island

Wright’s Dairy Farm
North Smithfield, Rhode Island

South Carolina

Amick Farms
Batesburg, South Carolina

House of Raeford Farms, Inc
Greenwood, South Carolina

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp
Sumter, South Carolina

Titan Peach Farms
Ridge Spring, South Carolina

South Dakota

Grass Ranch Colony
Kimball, South Dakota

Tyson Foods
Winfred, South Dakota

Whitestone Farms
Rosholt, South Dakota

Tennessee

Cargill Cotton
Cordova, Tennessee

Monterey Mushrooms
Loudon, Tennessee

Texas

Bay Limited
Corpus Christi, Texas

Cactus Feeders, Inc.
Amarillo, Texas

JB Poindexter & Co.
Houston, Texas

King Ranch
Houston, Texas

Monterey Mushrooms
Madisonville, Texas

Sanderson Farms, Inc.
Bryan, Texas

Valley Onions Inc.
McAllen, Texas

Utah

Circle Four Farms
Milford, Utah

JBS Hyrum
Hyrum, Utah

McMullin Orchards, Inc.
Payson, Utah

Moroni Feed Co.
Moroni, Utah

Payson Fruit Growers
Payson, Utah

Vermont

Cabot Creamery Visitors Center
Cabot, Vermont

Sunrise Orchards
Middlebury, Vermont

Virginia

Cargill Meat Solutions
Timberville, Virginia

Dairy Pak
Richmond, Virginia

Griffin & Co
Mechanicsville, Virginia

Southern Poultry Farms
Harrisonburg, Virginia

Valley Rich Dairy
Roanoke, Virginia

Waynesboro Nurseries
Waynesboro, Virginia

White’s Nursery & Greenhouses
Chesapeake, Virginia

Washington

Broetje Orchards
Prescott, Washington

Dairy Export Co., Inc.
Seattle, Washington

Flat Top Ranch
Prescott, Washington

Valley Roz Orchards, Inc.
Yakima, Washington

West Virginia

Capon Springs & Farms
Capon Springs, West Virginia

George S. Orr & Sons
Martinsburg, West Virginia

Sunshine Farm & Garden
Renick, West Virginia

United Dairy
Charleston, West Virginia

Wisconsin

Cooperative Resources International, Inc.
Shawano, Wisconsin

Gold’n Plump Poultry
Arcadia, Wisconsin

Hillsboro
Kendall, Wisconsin

Wyoming

3 Creek Ranch
Jackson, Wyoming

A Bar A Ranch
Encampment, Wyoming

Big Horn Co-operative Marketing Association
Greybull, Wyoming

Eaton’s Ranch
Wolf, Wyoming

Triangle X Guest Ranch
Riverton, Wyoming

Wyoming Premium Farms, LLC
Wheatland, Wyoming

 

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