ACE Virtual Center

Agricultural Careers and Entrepreneurship

Need help finding an Agricultural Career?

The ACE Virtual Center can help. ACE stands for Agricultural Careers and Entrepreneurship. This Virtual Center is a project of the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources strategic initiative group on, "Advancing Innovative, Profitable, and Sustainable Agricultural Production Systems".

This virtual center has been created to provide helpful resources, training, and opportunities for current AGNR students, prospective UMD students, K-12 students, and adult citizens who are interested in pursuing a career in an agricultural field to further advance agricultural systems across Maryland. 

Mission Statement

The ACE Center will produce an inventory of agricultural career opportunities, provide job search resources, host virtual training opportunities, and highlight career and entrepreneurship events to those that aspire to farm or be in the agriculture profession. 

Who can use the ACE Center? 

Current AGNR Students     Prospective UMD Students     K-12 Students     MD Aspiring Farmers

Upcoming Events - ACE Webinar Series

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ACE Virtual Webinar Series - Starting a Farm in Maryland 

Presented by Shannon Dill, Ag Extension Educator 

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 @ 1:00 pm (ET) 

Event Description: Starting a farm can be very rewarding but it does take some time, research and planning to be successful. This session will explore considerations when starting a farm in Maryland including product development, marketing, and resources available. 

Registration Information: Register in advance for this virtual webinar using this link: https://umd.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMucuisrDMtGd2qw-pHND4-QZ9JDv61_9bB After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

ACE Webinar Series Recordings - 

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Couldn't make it to our Resumes for the Ag & Natural Resources Sectors webinar? Check out the recording of the virtual event and follow along with the workshop's powerpoint slides

Event Description: A resume is a document where students can articulate the skills that they develop through meaningful experiences within their academic curriculum, or experiential learning such as internships. A well written resume can help you stand out amongst the competition to employers and hiring managers. In this workshop, you will learn about specific resume tips for the ag and natural resources sector. 

Presented by: Christina Farmer, Program Director AGNR

More resume writing resources can be found on the Current AGNR Student page under, "Internship Advice"

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If you could not attend our Students K-12: Agriculture Careers Exploration Through 4-H webinar, learn more about this workshop by watching the recording of the virtual event and following along with the powerpoint slides

Event Description: Students K-12 may explore Agriculture Careers through involvement in a variety of 4-H activities. This session explains how 4-H helps Maryland youth become more involved in agriculture and explore careers through activities such as 4-H club and 4-H project engagement; specialized curriculum like AGsploration, AGsperience, Healthy Animals | Healthy YOUth, and Kids Growing with Grains; skills building events and experiences at the local, state, national, and international levels; and more.

Presented by: Chris Anderson, 4-H Youth Development Specialist and Sheryl Bennett, 4-H Youth Development Educator 

More career exploration resources can be found on the K-12 Student page under, "Career Readiness: Tips and Advice"

Contact Information

Do you have any questions or feedback for the ACE Virtual Center? You can contact us through: acecenter@umd.edu