A produce inspector is responsible for physically inspecting fresh produce during the growth and harvest process. Produce inspectors will also grade the product in accordance to the USDA guidelines.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in agriculture business, marketing, supply chain management, horticulture, or other business related field.
To pursue a career as a produce inspector:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics, statistics, Spanish and business.
Where can I work?
Produce inspectors work for the federal and state government and also for produce supply companies or restaurants who purchase produce.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a produce inspector will be good over the next five years.
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