The average grocery store carries over 47,000 products – that’s a lot of food and a lot of choices for shoppers. Production Food Development Specialists are responsible for creating new food strategies and products that will appeal to consumers. They oversee the entire product development process, from conducting market research and trends, to product testing, packaging and marketing. They are innovators and team players, collaborating across many cross-functional teams and groups.

Process engineers are critical thinkers and problem solvers – applying scientific principles and mathematics to improve processes that develop the products we enjoy every day. Whether turning milk into cheese or oil into gasoline, these professionals specialize in maximizing the efficiency of transforming raw materials into final products. These innovations keep overhead as low as possible for production companies and prices down for consumers.

Precision agriculture technicians use technology to be more precise and controlled when it comes to agriculture. From GPS to satellite, their perspective is key to creating better food—and more of it. Thanks to their tech-savviness, crop and livestock production becomes a more sustainable practice.

Mechanical engineering technicians take theory and make it a reality. They take a plan, get hands-on with math, science and physics, and bring efficient and safe mechanical systems and equipment to life.

Mechanical engineers are true mathematical thinkers. They combine their knowledge of engineering, physics and math to create functional and efficient mechanical systems. From design to installation, maintenance and repair—these engineers keep the systems that operate our world running smoothly.

Manufacturing engineers use their prowess for efficiency to improve agricultural processes and systems. From manufacturing and industrial machines to entire greenhouse systems, they’re everyone’s go-to on making things work. And they know that the more efficiently and responsibly we use our resources, the greater impact we can have on the world.

Our water supply is, well, less than infinite—and hydrologists are our go-to scientists and activists for conserving it. Their passion for protecting this limited resource, combined with their deep understanding of how water circulates above- and underground, paves the way for more innovative solutions to the evolving environmental, agricultural and societal needs. But it’s not just about water conversation; hydrologists help humans adapt to its unpredictability for a more harmonious coexistence.

Do you love brands? Are you a creative? Graphic designers create a company’s visual identity using a variety of design mediums. From logos to websites, they confer and consult with their client or team to develop a list of assets needed to perform daily operations. If you’re a collaborative, detail-oriented person, graphic design could be the career for you.

When the environment is under attack, so is the air we breathe, the water we drink and the soil we use to grow our crops. Environmental scientists investigate potential environmental threats and create plans to prevent and fix them. They investigate issues like mysterious frog deformities and death of livestock due to soil contamination. As experts in natural science, they have the responsibility to act both as environmental advisors and advocates to companies and governments.

The human tongue has over 10,000 taste buds and flavor technologists want to appeal to them all! They’re responsible for formulating the flavorings that go into food, drinks and even pet products. Combining scientific and analytical tools with creativity, flavor technologists blend flavor chemicals and extracts to create flavorings and flavor profiles. They may enhance natural flavors, create new flavors, replicate existing flavors or mask unpleasant flavors.

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