Agriculture and Natural Resources
Grow Your Career Options
Agriculture and food science have moved a long way from the old family farm. From vertical hydroponics to urban agriculture, you'd be surprised at the diverse opportunity available in these industries. Discover your options today!
Which pathways are offered?
Plant Science—This pathway prepares students to learn about horticulture and plant science trends, soil science, and weed management.
Animal Science—This pathway prepares students to apply knowledge of the production and processing of agricultural commodities, animal products, and agricultural and animal resources.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
Farmer, rancher, or other agricultural manager
Agricultural and food scientist
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.
What could my future look like in this career field?*
*Data is from Burning Glass Labor Insights and is updated frequently.
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
CTECS Workplace Readiness Assessment
ServSafe Food Handler
CTECS Idaho Ag Food Processing "Pilot"
Statewide Technical Skills Assessment: Animal Science
- Microsoft Office certifications***
***Many Microsoft®️ Office certificates can be earned after completing one course. Other certificates require more classes to be better prepared, and students who participate in the program for at least two years will have further preparation for certification testing.