Agriculture Careers Teacher Resources
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Now here is a very well-designed resource describing the types of jobs available to those interested in pursuing an agricultural career. Each job type is defined by the education required, average annual salary, and job expectations. It's never to early to start planning for the future!
10th - 12th Science
Grow it Now, Drive it Later?
What do corn and career exploration have in common? A lot, if you're considering an agricultural career that contributes to alternative fuel resources. Through a series of films, presentations, activities, and readings, learners will explore the possibilities of growing corn and algae to produce fuel.
What's Your Agricultural Experience?
Consider sharing information about a fast growing career cluster with your class. They'll discuss the careers and higher education associated with agricultural careers. A worksheet, web links, and video links make exploring the world of agriculture easy.
7th - 12th 21st Century Skills
Agricultural Education: First Day of Class
The first day of class is always exciting! Here is a first day lesson plan intended to introduce new ag-ed students to what they'll be doing and learning throughout the semester. The class introduction focuses on three topics: understanding the agriculture program, agricultural career clusters, and personal interests.
9th - 12th Science
Farm to Lunch: Exploring Agricultural Careers
Fourth graders examine Utah's economic structure and learn about agricultural careers. In this agricultural careers lesson, 4th graders follow agricultural products from their source to the lunch table. Students chart their results to understand the many jobs involved in getting the food to the table.
The Business of Agriculture
Learners explore the importance of agribusiness in the US economy. They play one game where they sort and discuss the importance of agricultural commodities. They also play the game Pit to better understand how agricultural products are traded throughout the economic system.
4th - 8th Science
America's Heartland: Step-By-Step Lesson Guide
An excellent resource gets kids looking at agricultural production to better understand the careers needed in distributing foods from the farm to the consumer. Book, poster, web, and video links are included for teacher use. There is also an 11-page lesson guide.
7th - 12th Science
From Milk to Cheese & Seed to Shelf
Learn about food production by making cheese, seeing how a seed gets to a shelf, and discussing food safety. Budding agriculturalists complete several activities and learn about food production, biotechnology, food preservation, processing, and distribution.
4th - 6th Science
How Many Jobs In A Loaf Of Bread?
Pupils develop career awareness and skill building for job performance. After completing an inventory of interests and skills, students link their career choice to a the agricultural components contained in their choice. Thy determine whether their career interest can be pursued through an agricultural career.
7th - 8th Social Studies & History
Agricultural Career Investigation
Discuss the possibilities of a career in agriculture with your class. They will view a movie, two presentations, visit three websites, and investigate the types of careers available to those seeking employment in the agricultural field. Farming, business, and agriculture-science are all potential career opportunities.
Career Trek: Agricultural Careers
What is agriscience and could it hold a potential career opportunity? Learners define agriscience and explore careers that involve both agriculture and natural resource fields. The lesson includes several web links, a game, a full lesson, and related videos.
7th 21st Century Skills
Agricultural Career Concept Mapping
Before one can make a career choice, one must know what is needed to enter a given career path. Seventh graders explore agriculture as a business and as a future job opportunity. They play online games, view films, and engage in group activities that provide them with basic information about agricultural science and business.
The Filing Cabinet
Students discuss and identify the job market in agriculture. They define what is meant by Exploratory SAE and list five possible opportunities in the local community. Finally, students differentiate between improvement and supplementary SAE activities, listing five examples of improvement activities and five tasks that are supplementary SAE activities.
8th - 10th Science
New Review Fruits and Vegetables for Health
Here is a fantastic cross-curricular unit focusing on the production, distribution, and nutritional value of California-grown produce. It includes five lessons covering such topics as dietary guidelines and the food plate, California geography and crops, comparison of food nutrients, and the chemistry of fruits and vegetables.
4th - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Exploring Living Science Careers
Use a variety of group activities to explore living science careers. Living science careers include everything from a food scientist or farmer to a veterinarian or agricultural economist. Kids will discuss 31 different careers in this career cluster, complete two group activities, and three included worksheets.
Agriculture- It Is More Than You Think
Students investigate agricultural careers and all the related jobs tied to them. The lesson has a great introduction with information for the students and teacher. The lesson incorporates drawing and writing to engage multiple intelligences for the right and left brain.
2nd - 3rd English Language Arts
Source Search: Agricultural Products
Farmers just farm, right? Find out how important agricultural products are to our modern society. Learners will explore the foods, textiles, and fuels made from industrial farm goods. They'll also explore the idea of choosing an agricultural career as their future profession.
7th - 9th Science