Agriculture Science and Technology
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 this industry. Discover your options today!
Which pathways are offered?
Agribusiness Systems —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.
Natural Resources/Environmental Service Systems —This pathway prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Examples of jobs include:
- Environmental Science and Protection Technician
- Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technician
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:
Environmental Science and Protection Technician—$46,540/year
Farmers and Ranchers—$71,160/year
Heavy Vehicle and Mobile Equipment Service Technician—$51,590/year
Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
Arkansas Boaters' Education Certificate
Arkansas Hunters' Education Certificate
ICEV Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation and Management Certification
ICEV Southwest Professional Communications Certification
ICEV Texas Tech Personal Financial Literacy Certifications
Microsoft Office Specialist
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) 10
*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: Tuesday, September 1, 2020.
**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.