Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
Agricultural Education is a program for high school and middle school students interested in pursuing careers in natural resources, environmental and agricultural careers. Hundreds of careers are available to students who complete this program.
Each local program is designed and conducted to meet specific local needs as identified by that program's advisory committee, and the school administration. These programs include training for careers in agricultural production, processing, mechanization/engineering, communication/education, scientist, marketing/sales, horticulture, forestry, research, and agribusiness.
The agricultural education program involves the following components: rigorous classroom instruction (contextual learning), hands-on experience and career exploration (work-based learning), and the FFA (connecting activity). Programs are designed to prepare students to fill community needs, enter post secondary agricultural programs, and develop their personal skills.
Source: South Carolina Department of Education