• Agriculture

    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
    • Agriscience
    • Biotechnology
    • Turf management
    • Landscaping
    • Environmental science
    • Food science
    • Forestry
    • Wildlife 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.
     
     

     


     

    Agriculture Pathways
     
    Forestry/Natural Resources
    Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
    02.4710091
    This course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     
    The Basic Agricultural Science and Technology Course must be taken first. The next two required pathway courses can be taken in any order.

     
    Forest Science
    03.4510092
    This course provides entry-level skills for employment in the forest industry and for further study. The course covers establishing forests by natural and artificial means, maintaining and surveying forests, identifying and protecting trees, practicing silviculture, measuring trees and land, mapping, preparing for timber sales and harvest, employing multiple-use resource management, keeping records, and figuring taxes. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     

     
     
    Wildlife Management
    03.4530093
    This course introduces students to the principles of wildlife management and conservation and to opportunities for further education and careers in the field of wildlife biology. The course includes instruction in the history of wildlife management, ecological concepts, habitat assessment, habitat management techniques for wildlife, population dynamics, predator-prey relationships, wildlife species biology and identification, human-wildlife conflict resolution, the role of hunting in conservation, game and fish laws and regulations, hunters safety, and the application of scientific principles to managing wildlife habitat and populations. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)

     
     
     
    Plant Science/Horticulture
    Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
    02.4710091
    This course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     
    The Basic Agricultural Science and Technology Course must be taken first. The next two required pathway courses can be taken in any order.

     
    General Horticulture and Plant Science
    01.4610092
    This course is designed as an introduction for the Horticulture/Plant Science Pathway Program of Study. The course introduces the major concepts of plant and horticulture science. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement and the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     

     
    Nursery and Landscape
    01.4700093
    This course is designed to provide students with the basic skills and knowledge utilized by the green industry in nursery production and management and landscape design and management. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.

     
     
    Animal Science
    Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
    02.4710091
    This course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     
     
    The Basic Agricultural Science and Technology Course must be taken first. The next two required pathway courses can be taken in any order.
     

     
     
    Animal Science Technology/Biotechnology
    02.4210092
    This course is designed to introduce students to the scientific principles that underlie the breeding and husbandry of agricultural animals, and the production, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Animal Science introduces principles as applied to the animal industry; covers reproduction, production technology, processing, and distribution of agricultural animal products. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement and the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)
     

     
    Agricultural Animal Production and Management
    01.4320093
     
    The goal of this course is to provide all students instruction in establishing and managing agricultural animal enterprises; includes instruction in selecting, breeding, feeding, caring for, and marketing beef and dairy cattle, horses, swine, sheep, and poultry. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
    Agriculture Mechanics
    (Non-traditional pathway for females)
    Basic Agricultural Science and Technology
    02.4710091
    This course introduces the major areas of scientific agricultural production and research; presents problem solving lessons and introductory skills and knowledge in agricultural science and agri-related technologies. Classroom and laboratory activities are supplemented through supervised agricultural experiences and leadership programs and activities.
     
     
    (This course will satisfy the fourth science graduation requirement, but does not satisfy the Board of Regents science requirements. If this course is used to satisfy the science requirement and the student is seeking to complete the three-course CTAE pathway, then the student must take a related CTAE course to satisfy the graduation requirement.)

     
    Agricultural Mechanics Technology I
    01.4210092
    This course is designed to provide students with introductory level experiences in small engine maintenance and repair, metal fabrication, woodworking, electrical wiring, and maintenance of agricultural machinery, equipment, and tractors.
     
     
    Prerequisite: Basic Agricultural Science and Technology 02.4710091
     

     
     
    Agricultural Mechanics Technology II
    01.4220093
    This course offers students intermediate level experiences in small engine maintenance and repair, metal fabrication, concrete construction, building construction, plumbing, electrical wiring, soil and water conservation, and maintenance of agricultural machinery, equipment and tractors.
     
     
    Prerequisite: Agricultural Mechanics I 01.4210092

     
     
     
     
Last Modified on April 16, 2021