Careers in Forage and Livestock Production Research
What do you need to work in forage and livestock production research?
The Forage and Livestock Production Research Unit employs research animal scientists, research physiologists, research geneticists, research agronomists, plant geneticists, plant physiologists, ecologists, and microbiologists. Forage and Livestock Production Research support staff includes animal scientists, biologists, biological technicians, chemists, computer specialists, ecologists, vet. medical officers, and office staff.
To be a geneticist, earn a bachelor's degree in animal science, biochemistry, agronomy, plant science, horticulture, poultry science, dairy science, forestry, or fisheries and wildlife. Genetics draws heavily from mathematics, biology, statistics, biochemistry, microbiology, and chemistry, so those courses are important. Graduate degrees can lead you to more sophisticated research and development positions. In high school take as many courses in math, science, and English as possible. Also, take courses in computer science and communications.
The links below are to current ARS job openings listed at the official job site of the US Federal Government, USAJOBS.