The Natural Resources sector includes agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting and comprises occupations primarily engaged in growing crops, raising animals, harvesting timber, and harvesting fish and other animals from a farm, ranch, or their natural habitats and work in greenhouses, nurseries and orchards. This sector also includes occupations focused on extracting naturally occurring mineral solids, such as coal and ores; liquid minerals, such as crude petroleum; and gases, such as natural gas. This includes quarrying, well operations, and other preparation customarily performed at the mine site, or as a part of mining activity.

  • Natural resources represents just 1% of all jobs in Minnesota. 
  • This industry is projected to grow 10% between 2016 and 2026, adding 3,000 new jobs.

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