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. 

Here Are 15 Possible Reasons You’re Not Getting Hired—and How to Fix Them

Job searching is a grind. And the longer you’re at it, the worse it seems to get. It can be so discouraging to put yourself out there and get rejected over and over again or be met with radio silence.

By The Muse
Expert advice to answer your career questions.
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Upcoming Workshops with the Data Lab at Tufts

The Data Labs, TTS Research TechnologyDigital Design Studio (DDS)Tisch LibraryGinn LibraryHirsh Health Sciences Library the StAAR Center, and the Data-Intensive Studies Center (DISC) provide a variety of workshops on geospatial technologies, statistics, data science, programming, media …

By Lori Rodriguez, EdM
Lori Rodriguez, EdM Associate Director of Career Services
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Creating a “Career Portfolio” & Other Superpowers to Thrive in a World in Flux

Join us for this collaborative event with the Fletcher School’s Institute for Business in the Global Context that will highlight April Rinne and her insights on the future of work! Rinne, F’04, will talk about how to create a “career …

By Melissa Palmer, MS, CPCC
Melissa Palmer, MS, CPCC Career Coach
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Featured Webinar Series: Finding Your Future in Food Systems

NAFSN’S Finding Your Future in Food Systems webinar series will provide participants with connections and insights to help them identify next steps for their careers. The series features speakers from job-creating organizations and businesses, some working locally in their communities, …

By Beth Jameson, MA
Beth Jameson, MA Administrative Coordinator
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How to Become a Change Agent

Organizations can benefit from “change agents”—people who rethink, redesign, and restructure the way things work from within. Whether they reimagine entire programs or introduce new systems and technologies, change agents cultivate bottom-up problem solving and informal leadership at their organizations.

This description of a …

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