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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Biosciences

Program Description

This program pulls together a variety of disciplines — including biology, chemistry and physics — to teach students about the world of agriculture, plant and animal science, and the complex field of food science. Students will also benefit from leadership development, personal growth and career exploration.

Schools Offered

Career-Based Learning Opportunities

  • Week-Long Job Shadow
  • Summer Work Experiences

Credentials and College Credit Opportunities

  • Up to three college credits available in:
    • Intro to Urban Agriculture

Career Opportunities

  • Food Biotechnologist
  • Food Chemist
  • Food Engineer
  • Food Inspector
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Food Product Developer
  • Food Safety Inspector
  • Food Toxicologist
  • Laboratory Director
  • Market Researcher
  • Natural Products Researcher
  • Packaging Specialist
  • Public Health Official
  • Quality Assurance Manager

Student Organizations/Key

  • FFA (formerly Future Farmers of America) is a national organization dedicated to preparing members for leadership and careers in the science, business and technology of agriculture. Local, state and national activities and award programs provide opportunities to apply knowledge and skills acquired through agriculture education.
    • Local and national career competitions
    • Leadership experience
    • State and national networking with businesses
    • Public speaking and job interview experience
    • Team building on local, state and national levels (Washington Leadership Conference, State FFA Camp)


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