Market Factors

Six primary factors will affect the market for graduates between 2015 and 2020.

  • Macroeconomic conditions and retirements
  • Growing numbers of qualified graduates
  • Changing consumer preferences for foods and biomaterials
  • Public policy choices affecting food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, and the environment
  • Technological advancements in agriculture and biomaterials
  • Global market shifts in population, income, food, and energy