About Futures Grow Here

Do you want a stable career where you can advance quickly while receiving a competitive salary and great benefits? Are you interested in working for one of the nation’s top food production companies? Did you know that food and agriculture provide jobs in many career pathways? Do you want to make a difference?

By 2050, more than 9 billion people will need 70 percent more food, which will need to be produced using fewer resources. This rapid growth means the long-term outlook for careers in all aspects of food production and farming are strong. After all, people are always going to need to eat making it a relatively recession-proof business.

Futures Grow Here is a collaborative initiative among food and farming companies to help high school students and young professionals:

Your Career Path

Find your career path with these innovative, high-demand jobs – perfect for those who are looking to learn and enhance their talents while making an impact.

Technology & Computers

Maintains, troubleshoots and works to improve the electrical and automation systems within the production facility

Skills Required:
Problem solving, aptitude for mathematics, critical thinking


Manages processing, inventory and transportation of products safely and effectively

Skills Required:
Numerical and analytical, forward thinker, attention to detail


Constructs buildings and structures, such as barns, grain bins and plants; performs repairs on the structure or building equipment; participates in project planning

Skills Required:
Strength and stamina, building and mechanical knowledge, coordination


Installs, maintains, inspects and repairs wiring, control and electrical/lighting systems

Skills Required:
Aptitude for mathematics, mechanical ability, problem solving


Installs, repairs and maintains plumbing fixtures and systems for drainage, venting, heating and sewage

Skills Required:
Manual dexterity, good communications skills, reading drawings and figures


Inspects and tests equipment, identifies mechanical problems, completes preventive maintenance and tune-ups, and maintains equipment appearance

Skills Required:
Strong communication, problem solving, technical aptitude


Fabricates and assembles mechanical structures, and set up, operate and maintain welding equipment

Skills Required:
Mechanical and welding knowledge, strong communication, understand blueprints and drawings

Equipment Operator

Drives and operates equipment, such as backhoes, forklifts, mechanical, pneumatic, hydraulic, electrical and conveying systems/types of industrial equipment

Skills Required:
Analytical, attention to detail, knowledge of machinery

Animal Management

Animal Management

Assists with the daily care and health of animals

Skills Required:
Affection for animals, good interpersonal communication, attention to detail, ability to work independently

Your Success

Working for one of the nation’s largest food companies could be the best decision you make in your professional career. Learn how so many people – just like you – built their careers.

See What People Are Saying

“I think it really says something about a company when its employees are so fulfilled with their job that they feel motivated to bring their friends to work there, too. I’m lucky to work for such a great company alongside people who I consider my friends – a lot of people can’t say that.”

“Companies that may not seem like they would be as high tech are adopting new technologies and systems all the time, so keep an open mind when exploring career opportunities. Your profession does not dictate where you may find yourself.”

“What I like most about my job is that I’m truly doing something I love. I’m working on something different each day, which has helped me to refine my skills and even develop new skills.”

Your Outlook

Now is the time to secure a rewarding and fulfilling career in food production and agriculture, which is one of the nation’s largest and most important industries. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), food production and agriculture contributes more than $1.05 trillion to the nation’s economy each year.

In The News

Browse recent news stories about the outlook of careers in food production and agriculture.

Top 5 Reasons to Build a Career in Food


Leverage diverse job opportunities

The choices are endless when it comes to careers in food production and farming. Everything from operating equipment to welding, plumbing and technology/computers, there are a wide variety of positions by quality employers.


No agriculture background necessary

You don’t need to have grown up on a farm or studied agriculture to get started. Individuals with a positive attitude and willingness to learn are welcome – technical skills can be learned.


Be part of a progressive and growing industry

Food production and farming is a business that has changed rapidly over the past several decades and continues to do so. The growth of technology means opportunities for individuals particularly interested in math, science and engineering.


Enjoy advancements and competitive benefits packages

Many food production companies offer flexible and comprehensive salary and benefits package, such as sign-on bonuses, tuition reimbursement, training/certifications, and advancement opportunities.


Make a difference

There is something very satisfying about working for a business that all individuals depend on. Being involved in an industry that produces high-quality and affordable food production is something that you can be extremely proud of.

Competitive Benefits

In addition to earning a steady paycheck, below are additional benefits you could gain when working for some of the nation’s largest food production and farm companies:

Competitive salary
Competitive salary
Health, dental, vision and life insurance
Health, dental, vision and life insurance
401(k) retirement options
401(k) retirement options
Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Tuition reimbursement / educational assistance
Tuition reimbursement / educational assistance
Sign-on bonuses
Sign-on bonuses
Training opportunities
Training opportunities

Get Connected

Ready to get started? Find your next career move at one of the top food production and farming businesses today!

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For Parents

As a parent, you play an important role in your child’s career development and decision making. Ensuring your child is set up for a successful career that will provide financial security and a good quality of life is top of mind for parents. Help your child recognize his/her skills and strengths and encourage your student to explore a variety of career paths.

Futures Grow Here is a collaborative initiative among food production and farming companies to educate students, young professionals and their families about their growing and innovative businesses and career opportunities that may not have been previously considered. The jobs are vast, the employment outlook is highly favorable in these thriving industries, and employers are well-positioned to offer training, growth and advancement with both stability and opportunity. And, people are always going to need to eat making it a relatively recession-proof business.

Ohio is home to some of the nation’s largest food production companies, and these employers are actively seeking passionate individuals who want to build a fulfilling career while earning a steady paycheck and great benefits. Prior experience in food production or agriculture is not needed, and jobs are available in technology, logistics, transportation, compliance, operations, electric, construction and more.

Jobs in food and agriculture production are incredibly diverse with many opportunities for growth and advancement. See what a career path in food and agriculture could look like and how Mike’s journey led him toward a successful and long-lasting career in the industry.

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