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Agricultural and Food Science Technician Overview - Preparation -
Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast -
Professional Organizations - PowerPoint - Podcast


Agricultural and food science technicians work with related scientists to conduct research, development, and testing on food and other agricultural products. Agricultural technicians are involved in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing. Some conduct tests and experiments to improve the yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease, insects, or other hazards. Other agricultural technicians breed animals for the purpose of investigating nutrition.

Food science technicians assist food scientists and technologists in research and development, production technology, and quality control. For example, food science technicians may conduct tests on food additives and preservatives to ensure compliance with Food and Drug Administration regulations regarding color, texture, and nutrients.

These technicians analyze, record, and compile test results; order supplies to maintain laboratory inventory; and clean and sterilize laboratory equipment.

Agricultural and Food Science Technician Resources

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Overview:
Overview of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Preparation:
Programs, Degree Fields
Day in the Life:
The Workplace
Earnings:
Employer Options, Salary Ranges, Types of Employers
Employment:
Statistics, Industries, Employers
Career Path Forecast:
Predictions for the Field
Professional Organizations:
Resources, Networking, Support
Podcast:
Overview of the work of Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Internet Resources:
American Society of Agronomy
Crop Science Society of America
Institute of Food Technologists
Soil Science Society of America

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.
 


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