Agriculture, Food, 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?
Agribusiness: Plant and Animal Science—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?*
Examples of jobs include:
Agricultural and Food Scientist
Environmental Science and Protection Technician
Water Quality Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Agricultural and Food Scientist—$68,830/year
Environmental Science and Protection Technician—$46,850/year
Farmers and Ranchers—$68,090/year
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 9, 2021.