Agriculture has become much more than growing vegetables and raising livestock.
Agriculture today includes science, technology and economics. It also involves leadership, marketing, and business. Farmers work to maintain and improve our food supply and compete in global markets. Agriculture students learn new technologies in order to impact our environment and find new ways to protect our natural resources.
Students who participate in an agriculture program learn to value and understand our nation's need for quality food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products.
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Careers for this program include:
Natural resource specialists
Wholesale food purchasers
Agriculture education teachers
Students who take agriculture courses will also be able to participate in the student organization called FFA. Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, FFA has broadened its activities to include things such as leadership, college preparedness and career exploration. Students travel and compete in a variety of competitions and events.
For more information about the FFA organization in Tennessee click here.