Agriculture Education

Agriculture

Agricultural Education prepares students for employment/continuing education through:

    • Technical instruction in the classroom.
    • Experiential education through the laboratory and the Supervised Agricultural Experience Program (SAEP).
    • Leadership and personal development through FFA, Agricultural Education Pathways

Agricultural Education offer six Career Pathways:

    • Agricultural Systems Technology
    • Horticulture Science
    • Natural Resource Science
    • Production/Processing Animal Science
    • Production/Processing Plant and Soil Science
    • Production/Processing Science

The Utah Agricultural Education Pathways are based on national skills standards and the national cluster pathways for agricultural education. By taking Agricultural Education courses, students learn to value and understand the vital role of agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems in advancing personal and global well-being.

Agriculture is the nation’s largest employer, generating approximately 20 percent of our nation’s gross national product and 20 percent of our national employment. However, 10 percent of today’s professional jobs in agriculture go unfilled because of a lack of qualified graduates. As the demand increases for agricultural products, so does the demand for qualified individuals.


researcher testing the water quality

Trainee learning for vet
analyzing a plant under the microscope
Greenhouse at sunset