Food Systems

About the Major

The Food Systems major will teach students the knowledge and problem-solving skills to address complex challenges and opportunities in food systems. This will be guided by an interest in food and food systems that are sustainable in environmental, economic, and social terms. Students will study food systems in diverse contexts and at different scales. Read more about the major.

Common Entry Level Job Titles

  • Community Garden Manager
  • Extension Educator 
  • Food Shelf Manager
  • Organic Farm Manager/Owner
  • Organic Food Product Marketing 
  • Policy Analyst
  • Sales Representative, Organic Products 
  • Sustainability Officer 

Types of Employers

  • Community gardens
  • Food companies
  • Government agencies 
  • Nonprofit organizations
  • Organic farms

Alumni Internship and Volunteer Contacts

In addition to finding current job and internship openings, use GoldPASS to search info and contacts for students' previously completed internships related to this major (to get ideas and contact information- not to get a list of openings). Select "Job Search"> "Internship Agreement Database."

Salary and Employment Statistics

See the employment and salary page for statistics on the most recent graduates and previous years.

Top Career Resources

Food Systems Related Postings in GoldPASS

Animal Scientist (Multiple Openings)
Riverview, LLP
2018 Sustainable Farm Intern
Roots Return Heritage Farm LLC
Agricultural Internship Opportunities, Full-time Seasonal
Wilbur-Ellis Company
Practicum Teaching Intern
Farmer Leadership Development Program Intern (Summer 2018)
Organic Valley/CROPP Cooperative
Marketing Communications Intern
Ag Management Solutions
Farm to School Intern
Minneapolis Public Schools - Culinary and Wellness Services
Sustainable Agriculture Internship on Organic Microfarm/Bed and Breakfast
Temp Crop Adjuster
FBL Financial Group, Inc.
Community Outreach Intern
Volunteer Events Intern
Farm Technician
Lovas Farms