Career And College Prep

Agriculture & Food & 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 opportunities available in these industries. Discover your options today!

Agricultural Communications and Leadership—This pathway combines leadership and communication expertise with selected courses in agricultural interest areas tailored to meet your career goals.

This pathway will prepare you with technical agricultural knowledge, communication skills, and leadership abilities. Develop the analytical and problem-solving skills needed to generate solutions to global issues in agriculture and rural communities today. Students choose from specialized agricultural communications and leadership classes and select courses from subject areas in animal science and plant & soil. 

Some of the jobs include:

  • Farmer, rancher, or other agricultural manager
  • Agricultural inspector 
  • Agricultural and food scientist  
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Meat processor
  • Food inspector
  • Produce buyer
  • Public relations specialist
  • Journalist
  • Field representatives
  • Adult educator
  • Agriculture analyst
  • Youth development educator

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

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**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • OSHA 10-hour Veterinary Certification
  • OSHA 10-hour Agriculture Certification.
  • BASF Plant Science Certification.
  • Artificial Insemination Certification
  • Veterinary Assistant 
  • Microsoft Office Specialist: Word, Excel, and PowerPoint***
  • Intuit QuickBooks Certified User

***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.