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 in these industries. Discover your options today!

Which pathway is offered?

Natural Resources—This pathway prepares students to coordinate activities that contribute to the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products and services. 

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Agricultural and food scientist
  • Agricultural inspector
  • Environmental science and protection technician
  • Farmer
  • Food buyer
  • Rancher
  • Water quality manager

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

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What could my future look like with this career?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.