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28 G.I. JOBS | SEPTEMBER 2018 | GIJOBS.COM GIJOBS.COM G.I. JOBS | SEPTEMBER 2018 | 28 BY DAN SWANSON GROWING CAREERS FOR VETERANS Employers in agriculture and natural resources offer a variety of paths for prior military. ACCORDING TO THE AMERICAN FARM BUREAU FEDERATION, $135.5 billion worth of American agricultural products were exported around the world in 2016. Doing the math, since one U.S. farm feeds 165 people annually in the U.S. and abroad, that's a lot of farms. If you're interested, the agriculture and natural resources sector has a career for you. Dean Espenschied, manager of staffing at Archer Daniels Midland (ADM), noted that, "Veterans, Guard members and reservists bring valuable capabilities to private-sector employers: proven leadership, exceptional reliability, mission-focus and the ability to work well in teams." It's clear why the agriculture and natural resource companies want you, but why should you want to work for them? "We go above and beyond the requirements for extended military leave for colleagues that are members of the reserve component when they get deployed," Espenschied said. "We also sponsor organizations that support veterans or families of veterans, and our hiring rate of veterans exceeds the national benchmark of veterans in the workforce." Similarly, William Warren, Global Employment Branding & Outreach manager at Monsanto * , mentioned their recruiting and onboarding strategy as being centered on helping military veterans transition from deployment to employment. "For those looking to make their mark on the world, few industries have more potential for great impact than agriculture. Twenty years from now, the Earth's population will need 55 percent more food than it can produce now. By joining Monsanto, you can help create solutions that can impact the lives of billions today and into the future." What more do you need to know? Start your career in agriculture and natural resources today. INDUSTRY INTEL AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES Geographers examine natural environments (including climate, soil and plants) and how the physical aspects relate to humans. GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION SPECIALIST HOT JOB IN AGRICULTURE & NATURAL RESOURCES $77,000 Bachelor's degree with relevant experience 7% growth through 2026 MEDIAN SALARY *Company is a paid advertiser in this issue.

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