Dynamic and diverse are sure to be two words that will be used in abundance on Tuesday in describing what a future career in Agriculture would be like at a Careers in Agriculture event in Toronto.
Hundreds of Grade 10 students will gather at the Ontario Science Centre to hear about career opportunities in an industry, which covers farming, environmental science, technology, business and communications as part of Canadian Agriculture Literacy Week.
There is definitely no shortage of jobs in the agri-food sector as it is estimated more than 50,000 positions will need to be filled in the coming years. A University of Guelph study revealed in early 2012 that there were more jobs in the industry than graduates to fill them.
What may take some of the young people in attendance by surprise is the shift agriculture is making from the farm to the city and how they can work in agriculture, without leaving the big city lights behind.