One of the best things you can do for yourself after incarceration is to secure a stable job. This will prevent you from having a short-term engagement that will look bad on your resume. And agriculture jobs are the best for longevity because they are part of a core industry in the world.
Because of how wide the industry is, there are many career paths you can follow to secure a good job. You can even start a business of your own as a farmer if you have all the necessary resources and a license.
Agriculture is a felon-friendly industry, and there are endless possibilities for you. Here are some of the available jobs that you can apply for:
Being a farm laborer does not require more than the basic qualifications. It is an entry-level job, so it is a good place to start making ends meet after incarceration.
You must be physically fit and should be able to move around and lift items weighing up to 30 pounds. You should also be able to recognize ripe fruits and pick them as instructed. You can make up to $15/hr.
Poultry farm worker
This job also requires you to be physically fit, as you will be required to lift cages, partitions, and any other equipment that could weigh up to 50 pounds. You must have respect for animals and should not have abused them in any way before.
If you have had experience on a poultry farm before, it will be an added advantage during interviews. You will be paid $15/hr to start, but it will increase as time goes on. This job does not require a degree, and experience is the most important factor.
Agriculture technical assistant
In agricultural business, a technical assistant is a very important person. You will work in a multidisciplinary environment involving engineers, agricultural scientists, farmers, and many others.
It will be your job to ensure that data collection is accurate and you will also focus on plant materials for the company. Each company has their own operating procedures and you must be able to work with them.
Other skills like attention to details, good interpersonal skills, a high productivity level, and a sense of urgency are very important in this line of work. You can make up to $22/hr as an agriculture technical assistant.
Developmental agronomic service representative
To get this job, you will need a degree. And it has to be in plant science, crop science, or any related field of study. You will also need a valid driver’s license, as well as additional certifications to show your expertise.
Your jobs will include developing proficiency in the use of products and patterning with sales teams to promote the products. You will also manage the relationships with the entire chain of distribution and successfully complete deals. The salary is always more than $60,000/year for this kind of job.