Grow Your Career!
Agriculture careers continue to grow, and you will find more opportunities than ever before. If you are interested in animal science or in medicine, law, business, engineering, forestry, marketing, food production, fishing, or even art, you can link your interests to a career in agriculture. The possibilities are endless. If you choose a career in agriculture, you will be part of Georgia’s number one industry. Georgia agriculture generates more than $25 billion annually to the state’s economy. All careers in agriculture are part of the Governor’s Strategic Industries to help grow Georgia. Here is a sample of careers available in agriculture:
- Agriculture engineering
- Agribusiness management
- Turf management
Program Components: What's Included?
In the Agriculture concentration you will build solid writing, comprehension, calculation, problem-solving, and technical skills. You will take relevant math and science courses that include advanced algebra, chemistry, calculus, geometry, trigonometry, and physics concepts.
Developing your high school plan of study to include agriculture will prepare you for many options after graduation. The Agriculture career pathways are designed to provide technical agricultural skills and leadership training, along with rigorous academic standards to tie the concepts you learn to relevant actions. Completing courses in an Agriculture career pathway will give you the fundamentals to be prepared to go directly to work or into college.
Agriculture in Middle School
You can start exploring careers in agriculture in the sixth grade. You can join FFA and you will learn the basic agriculture history of Georgia and our nation. You will also have a chance to see what careers in this field might be like. You can continue in FFA throughout middle school and high school. In the seventh grade you will start developing leadership skills through FFA, learn basic agriculture foundation skills, and start building mastery elements related to realworld and academic concepts. In eighth grade you will also have a chance to master pre-pathway units to help you make good choices about your high school career pathway.
Academic relevance and connections in math, science, reading, writing, and social studies will help you build greater understanding of the standards you will learn. By completing all three courses in Agriculture while you are in middle school, you will be advanced and prepared for your high school career pathway(s) of choice.