Did you know that food production and agriculture is Ohio's No. 1 industry? Each year, the industry contributes more than $124 billion to the state's economy and provides 900,000 jobs for Ohioans, 20,000+ of which are directly supported by Ohio's egg and poultry farming companies.
BENEFITS OF A CAREER IN OHIO'S EGG
AND POULTRY FARMING INDUSTRY
There are numerous reasons why a career with one of Ohio's food and agriculture companies is a smart move, but perhaps the greatest benefit is the ability to help feed the world. No matter what, people will always need to eat, which ensures the need for and stability of jobs within food production and agriculture. Another great bonus is that most of the positions offered at these companies don't require experience! Many food and farming companies offer training to help ensure the success of new team members and offer growth and advancement opportunities to committed employees, allowing for a long-term, rewarding and stable career.
"From quality assurance to safety and operations, the industry is growing and people with all types of backgrounds are needed to meet the always-changing demands within food and agriculture." Greg Singh, Trillium Farms
OHIO POULTRY CAREER OPTIONS
Raising and caring for animals is an important and rewarding job on Ohio's egg, chicken and turkey farms, but there are many other great opportunities, too! It takes an entire community of committed individuals to ensure the success, advancement and awareness of Ohio's poultry and egg farming industry. From team supervisors and animal caretakers to marketing specialists and food safety inspectors, every member of the poultry and egg industry is important. Here are a few of the many career paths offered by poultry and egg farming companies in Ohio and nationwide (hover to learn more about each job):
- Animal caretakers
- Food safety inspectors
- Product packers
- Feed mill workers
- Truck drivers
- Mechanic and construction workers
- Tech support
- Marketing and public relations specialists
"I am proud to work in the poultry industry so that I can help put one of nature's most perfect protein sources on the table for my family and American consumers." Justin Feltz, Weaver Eggs