Careers in Agriculture

Grow Your Skills in Agriculture-Related Fields

Students will be introduced to career pathways in agriculture, with a focus on processing, marketing, distribution, and development of products and resources. Opportunities include preparation for careers working outdoors, around livestock, and with high tech equipment. Students will engage in a variety of agricultural activities at a local farm to explore plant science, horticulture, farm livestock and conservation.

What You Can Learn

Units of Study
  • History of Agriculture
  • Introduction to Agriculture
  • Agriculture Safety
  • Natural Resources (Soil, Water, Conservation)
  • Food Products and Processing
  • Power and Technology in Agriculture
  • Livestock Agriscience
  • Plant Agriscience
  • Agribusiness and Management
  • Mechanical Systems

What You Can Earn

Available High School Academic Credits
  • English
  • Science
Licensing/Industry-Based Certifications
  • OSHA 10
  • Tractor Safety Certification
Work-Based Learning
CTE programs bring students into the workplace for real life experiences. Organizations that support our Careers in Agriculture program:
  • Springdale Farm
  • Cornell Cooperative Extension
  • Empire Tractor
  • Colby Farms

Where You Can Go

Career Opportunities
Minimal Requirement Beyond CTE Program
  • Agricultural Equipment Operator
  • Livestock Care Worker
Require Additional Education and/or Experience
  • Nursery or Greenhouse Manager
  • Farm Supervisor
  • Soil and Water Conservationist
Articulation Agreements
After satisfactory completion of this program, BOCES 2 CTE has an agreement with the following postsecondary institutions for automatic acceptance for specified programs:
  • Alfred State College
  • Finger Lakes Community College
  • SUNY Morrisville

Get Started

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career and Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.