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Career and Education Opportunities for Agriculture Inspectors in North Dakota

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its most populous city is Fargo.

About 130 people are currently employed as agriculture inspectors in North Dakota. By 2016, this is expected to grow 19% to 160 people employed. This is better than the national trend for agriculture inspectors, which sees this job pool growing by about 12.8% over the next eight years. Agriculture inspectors generally inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Agriculture inspectors earn about $11 per hour or $24,480 annually on average in North Dakota and about $19 per hour or $41,170 yearly on average nationally. Earnings for agriculture inspectors are better than earnings in the general category of Farming in North Dakota and better than general Farming category earnings nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. Roughly 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist destinations include the Red River Zoo, the Gallery 4 Ltd, and the Children's Museum at Yunker Farm.

CITIES WITH Agriculture Inspector OPPORTUNITIES IN North Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Agriculture Inspector

Agriculture Inspector video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, agriculture inspectors inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Every day, agriculture inspectors are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in North Dakota include:

  • Crop and Horticultural Worker. Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.
  • Farm Labor Contractor. Recruit, hire, and supervise seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers for a fee. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.

LOCATION INFORMATION: North Dakota

North Dakota
North Dakota photo by Bobak Ha'Eri

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its largest city is Fargo. In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. Approximately 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist attractions include the Red River Valley Genealogical Society, the Gallery 4 Ltd, and the West Acres Regional Shopping Center.