Having a degree and/or significant experience in Agriculture, believe it or not, will be in demand in the next 5 years for the food production industry. Poultry is a big business in the south. There also seems to be a boom lately in auto manufacturing. Also keep in mind, manufacturing is a good industry to be in. However, if this country ever goes into another recession, the first thing people cut back on is spending money on manufactured items. If you work in the food production industry however, recession or not, everyone still needs to eat.