New Delhi: In order to transform the traditional Indian farming into an agricultural business, there is an urgent need to overhaul the basic structure of farming, felt the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) and took initiative to meet the human resources required for the vision.

In an effort to meet the human resources required for this, there has been a sudden surge in the demand of youth agriculture Managers.

The 100 per cent student placement of the 2011 batch of Agriculture Management from the National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM) seems to be a pointer in this direction.

Before Indian Agricultural Management Academy came into existence, the institute was set up as Staff College for Agricultural Scientists in 1976.

The students even before completing their courses were offered placements by corporate houses involved in seed, retail, marketing, market research, rural development and banking sectors in the campus placement process.

As demand is higher than the number of students, they are having more than one job offer in hand.

NH Rao, Director of Management Academy said, “Farming has turned into modern day agricultural business and it has led to a rise in the demand for young managers.”