Learn Agriculture in High School
Meet the innovative, high-tech world of agricultural science. Through career readiness education, K12 is bringing high school agriculture curriculum into the digital age.
Jump-Start an Agriculture Career in High School with Career Readiness Education
Benefits of High School Agriculture Program
Agriculture has always been on the cutting edge of innovation. Today, professions in agriculture, from farming to forestry, have transformed into high-tech fields. Through career readiness education, high school students can explore these scientific jobs and start building skills for a career. Students in agriculture pathways can:
Discover the fundamentals of engineering and manufacturing
Learn the emerging technical skills used in farming and food production
Build a foundational knowledge of agribusiness
Explore the mechanics of food production
Prepare for industry certifications in agriculture and food
Agriculture Career Paths* at Destinations Career Academy
Food Processing and Production Pathway
Technical Systems Pathway
*Career fields and pathways vary by school. Check with your school for its current offerings.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is an agricultural high school program?
An agricultural high school program introduces teenagers to the fundamentals of the industry. High school agricultural curriculum can include fundamental classes such as biology and environmental science but should also focus on more technical subjects, such as agribusiness (the business of agriculture) and agriscience (the science of agriculture). By learning these subjects in high school, teens who want to pursue a career in the industry can get ahead while earning their diploma.
What are five growing careers in agriculture?
There are countless career types in the agricultural industry, with new job types constantly emerging. According to Future Farmers of America, these are the five occupations in agriculture to watch:
Precision agriculture technologist
Through career readiness education, teens can get a head start on these careers of the future, today.
How do I start a career in agriculture?
Students who want to pursue a career in agriculture can start as early as middle school through explorations courses. As they start to learn more about the careers available to them, teens can choose a specific pathway to pursue in high school. This can help them select the electives and science classes that best support their dream job, giving them a head start.