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!

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.

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

*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?

  • 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.