Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

This Career Cluster includes, but is not limited to studies in agriculture, horticulture, animal sciences, and natural resources.  Students with a solid background in math, science, technical skills, and communication have the opportunity to pursue a career in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.

Location of Program Offerings

  • Golightly Career and Technical Center (GCTC)
  • Randolph Career and Technical Center (RCTC)

Program(s) of Study

  • Applied Horticulture & Horticultural Operations (GCTC/RCTC)

Postsecondary Options

Upon graduation, students have the option of pursuing postsecondary education or entering the workforce in career areas such as: Agricultural Inspector, Agricultural and Food Science Technician, Veterinarian, and Botanist just to name a few.

Analysts predict an average increase of 17% for individuals employed with the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources industry within the next 10 years.

Career Options 2008 Statistics Projected 2018 Statistics Median Salary % Change
Agricultural Inspector 16,600 18,700 $41,170 13 % Increase
Agricultural and Food Science Technician 21,900 23,800 $39,538 9% Increase
Petroleum Engineer 21,900 25,900 $108,020 18% Increase
Agriculture Engineers 2,700 3,000 $68,730 12% Increase
Veterinarian 59,700 79,400 $77,050 33% Increase