Agriculture lobbyists work to make sure government officials hear the voice and position of companies, organizations, industries or even communities. It is their goal to influence policy development and look out for the interests of the individuals they represent.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
An agricultural lobbyist typically has at least a bachelor’s degree in political science, law, agricultural economics, journalism, public relations or agricultural communications.
To pursue a career as an agricultural lobbyist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, English, social science courses, public speaking and debate.
Where can I work?
Organizations, commodity groups, and companies often hire agricultural lobbyists. You can work on the national level, the state or even the local level.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an agricultural lobbyist will be good over the next five years.
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