Sustainable Agriculture & Food Systems

Career paths in agriculture and food supply are geared toward those who want to build sustainable, healthful, and accessible food systems domestically and around the world. Environmental, social, and economic sustainability and justice are often at the core of their work with food production, marketing, and distribution. Others have a passion for creating and advocating for sustainable practices in land use and natural resource management. Career paths for this community may include working in food access programming, agricultural policy analysis, sourcing and distribution systems management, responsible product labeling, environmental program evaluation, management and monitoring, land and water rights policy advocacy, sustainable practices consulting, farming, education, and research. Employers range from local, state, and federal governmental agencies to international and domestic NGOs, and from small and large-scale farms to schools and community organizations. 

Guide to Making Tough Career Decisions

What might a good career decision process look like? According to the career coaches at 80,000 hours, a common approach is to make a pros and cons list, but they assert that we can do a lot better. “Pro and …

By Sarah Stockwell, MA
Sarah Stockwell, MA Associate Director of Career Services
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Featured Employer: New Entry Farm

Welcome to our featured employer series where we will feature different companies/organizations in the food, nutrition, and public health field!

What do they do?

New Entry Farm is an initiative of Tufts University’s Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. …

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador
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Sustainable Nutrition: What Is It? And What Can I Do?

What is sustainable nutrition?

Sustainability is defined as a future-minded way of production. While setting an environmental sustaining capacity is a baseline, nutrition sustainability aims to search for the food system driving nodes and find more efficient solutions in the …

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador
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Internship Spotlight: Kenzie Ballard, Education Fellow at Project GROWS

Here’s what AFE student Kenzie Ballard had to say about her summer internship at Project GROWS:

“This summer, I was given the amazing opportunity to serve as Education Fellow at Project GROWS. Originally from Louisville, KY and studying in Boston, …

By Lori Rodriguez, EdM
Lori Rodriguez, EdM Associate Director of Career Services
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Featured Employer: Ocean Spray

Welcome to our featured employer series! We will feature different companies/organizations in the food, nutrition, and public health fields.
What does Ocean Spray do?

Started by three cranberry growers in Massachusetts, Ocean Spray is a cooperative of cranberries and grapefruit …

By Fangruo Zhou
Fangruo Zhou Student Ambassador
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Building a Strategic Resume (PDF Guide)

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Spring 2023 Workshops at a Glance
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Spring 2023 Career Workshops

The Block Career Center (BCC) is excited to offer a robust workshop schedule for Spring 2023. All Friedman students and …