Plant Systems Careers

Are you interested in growing or studying plants?

Consider a job in plant systems. You might grow plant crops for food, feed, or fiber. Or study plants and their growth to help producers meet consumer demand while conserving natural resources and maintaining the environment.

Use the resources below to discover plant systems career options, plan your education, and explore the job market.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Below are several majors in the biotechnology pathway.  Select a major to learn about industries you might work in, the types of employers that hire a major, and find strategies to prepare you for a job.

Are you ready to set your education goals and gain the skills you need to work in agribusiness? Use the resources below to get started.

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Find Campuses & Programs
Search for plant systems programs at Minnesota State.

Before you invest in a career, it's important to understand the job market. Based on where you want to live, you may have different opportunities. Use the resources below to learn about some of the employers in your region. You can research job postings to understand the skills and training these employers are looking for. After you've done some research on your own, make sure you talk to as many people as possible who are knowledgeable about the career. You can talk to your teachers and counselors. You can also reach out to an employer to do an informational interview about the jobs they offer.

Sample Job Titles

Custom Applicator, Agricultural Equipment Operator, Groundskeeper, Farm Equipment Operator, Agronomy Intern, Landscape Foreman, Floral Designer, Gardener, Building Grounds Workers, Parks Worker

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Sample Employers


  • Bachman's
  • CHS Inc.
  • Cargill
  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • General Mills
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • State of Minnesota
  • TruGreen
  • University of Minnesota
  • CHS Inc.
  • Cargill
  • Centra Sota Cooperative
  • Corteva
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Minnesota Native Landscape
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Pleasant View Gardens
  • State of Minnesota
  • TruGreen
  • Barr Engineering Company
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Fond Du Lac Reservation
  • Lake States Tree Service
  • Minnesota Discovery Center
  • Minnetonka Gardening & Landscape Services
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Rick's Tree and Stump Removal
  • State of Minnesota
  • University Of Minnesota
  • BASF
  • Breckendale Flower Farm
  • Brian and Kevin Huehl Farms
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Hefty Seeds
  • J.R. Simplot Company
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • R.D. Offutt
  • State of Minnesota
  • CHS Inc.
  • Central Farm Service
  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Pearson Organics
  • S&S Seed Farms
  • Sargent's Landscape Nursery
  • Sogn Valley Farm
  • State of Minnesota
  • AgPlus Cooperative Inc
  • Bob Evans Farms Inc.
  • CHS Inc.
  • Cargill
  • ConAgra
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • ISG Inc
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • TruGreen
  • Bachman's
  • CHS Inc.
  • Cargill
  • Davey Tree Expert Company
  • General Mills
  • Land O' Lakes
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • State of Minnesota
  • TruGreen
  • University of Minnesota

These employers posted jobs in plant systems during 2020 - 2021.

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Find Job Openings

Search for jobs in plant systems.

  1. Navigate to the Job Search on Minnesota State CAREERwise.
  2. Copy and paste the keyword string below into the Keyword filter.
    Keyword string:
    "Agriculture" OR "Agri" OR "Agro" OR "farm" OR "geological" OR "plant" OR "grain" OR "soy" OR "corn"
  3. Use the Location filter in the left column to select a Minnesota region or to search by ZIP code. From the region dropdown you can also choose to search the state of Minnesota.
  4. In addition to the keywords above you can use Occupation Category to filter your search results. Select one of the options listed below.

    -Farm, Fishing, and Forestry
    -Building and Grounds Cleaning and Maintenance
    -Management
    -Office and Administrative Support
    -Education, Training, and Library

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