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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Student working in greenhouse(Description from the state) This career cluster prepares learners for careers in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing and/or marketing of agricultural commodities and services. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products. It also includes related professional, technical and educational services.

Employment opportunities will continue to increase for those who provide and market an expanding array of food, forest, and veterinary medical consumer products to a growing world population. Continued globalization of the food, agricultural and natural resources system will increase opportunities for graduates who understand the socio-economic factors that define international markets. Graduates who know how to satisfy the diverse consumer needs and preferences in different cultures, and who have the language skills to communicate effectively, will have the best opportunities to be employed by the growing number of multinational businesses.

"We focus a lot on natural resources, wildlife, and forestry – which is the number one agricultural commodity in Carter County. We also teach about marketing products, providing supplies for production, and a wide range of skills for careers in food service, forestry, and parks and recreation. They may not do agriculture as a career, but this gives them a good background in applied science. Many of my students in college biology and botany say they’re already familiar with the material because we’ve covered it here."

Bill Meredith, EHS Teacher

Programs of Study at EHS

  • Horticulture Science
  • Environmental & Natural Resource Management
  • Veterinary & Animal Science

Career & Technical Student Organization

  • Future Farmers of America

Photos

students in forest 4-h team wins state
4-h awards student cutting plants