Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Grow Your Career Options 

Agriculture and food science have moved a long way from the old family farm. From vertical hydroponics to urban agriculture, you’d be surprised at the diverse opportunities available in these industries. Discover your options today!

Which pathway is offered?

Natural Resources—This pathway prepares for careers in environmental management, energy, parks and recreation, wildlife, and forestry. Students will gain technical and academic skills in extraction, processing, protection, use and/or renewal of soil and water, mineral resources, plants, non-domesticated animals, and aquatic life.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Examples of jobs include:

  • Recycling technician
  • Quality control specialist
  • Farmer, rancher, or other agricultural managers
  • Agricultural inspector 
  • Agricultural and food scientist  
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental scientist

*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school.

Agriculture students on a farm working

What could my future look like in this career field?**


**Data is from Lightcast and is updated frequently.

Which industry-recognized, in-demand certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • Ducks Unlimited Ecology Conservation & Management Certification
  • OSHA 30-Hour Training
  • OSHA 10-Hour Training
  • CPR First Aid
  • Ohio Driver’s License