Educational Programs and Classroom Resources
Careers in Agriculture
While fewer than a million Americans are involved in traditional farming, more than 21 million people are employed in nontraditional agriculture careers, many of which require advanced degrees. These careers encompass a wide range of jobs in food production, natural resources, plant systems, animal management and much more.
With the average age of Florida’s farmers now 57, it is important to spark young people’s interest in agriculture to encourage the best and the brightest to become involved in fields such as science and engineering that agriculture depends on. Organizations such as Florida Agriculture in the Classroom, FFA, 4-H, and other agri-literacy educational programs are vital to the continuing growth of agricultural careers in Florida. These programs are designed to teach students throughout Florida the importance of agriculture and help to maintain the future of this industry.
The grid below lists some of the careers in the field of agriculture. Click on each career title for a description of the type of work performed, information about the aptitudes and competencies required for the career, and suggestions on types of study courses to take in high school.
- Florida Southern College, Department of Horticultural Science
- UF College of Agricultural and Life Sciences
- UF College of Veterinary Medicine
- UF Department of Agricultural Education and Communication
- Florida Agriculture in the Classroom
- Florida 4-H Association
- Florida FFA
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