Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Careers in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment are just some of the career paths you can follow in the agricultural industry. Currently, one out of every twelve U.S. jobs relates to agriculture and the field is continually growing with advancing technology. Consider a career in the diverse industry of agriculture!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Farm Worker and Laborer $14.00
Tree Trimmer and Pruner $14.51
Logging Equipment Operator $22.16
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver $21.30
Environmental Science and Protection Technician $25.70
First Line Supervisor of Production $28.01
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forest and Conservation Technician $23.68
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades and Extraction Work $31.31

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture Cottondale High School
Agriculture Graceville High School
Agriculture Grand Ridge Middle School
Agriculture Marianna Middle School
Agriculture Malone Middle School
Agritechnology Marianna High School
Agritechnology Malone High School
Agritechnology Cottondale High School
Agritechnology Sneads High School
Agritechnology Graceville High School
Agricultural Communications Malone High School
Agricultural Communications Sneads High School
Agricultural Communications Cottondale High School
Agricultural Sales and Service Marianna High School
Agricultural Sales and Service Sneads High School
Technical Agricultural Operations Sneads High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Automotive Service Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Automotive Service Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Business Administration Chipola College
Civil Engineering Technology Chipola College
Electrical and Instrumentation Technician Florida Panhandle Technical College
Environmental Science Gulf Coast State College
Forestry Option Gulf Coast State College
Heavy Equipment Mechanics Florida Panhandle Technical College
Heavy Equipment Operations Florida Panhandle Technical College
Marine Services Technology Tom P. Haney Technical College
Natural Resources Gulf Coast State College
Nutrition Food and Exercise Science Gulf Coast State College
Veterinary Medicine Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture: Undergraduate and graduate Florida A&M University College of Agriculture
Civil and Environmental Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)FAMU-FSU College of Engineering
Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Science Florida State University

See a full list of Jackson County Career Academies.

Explore other careers in the area…

Building Construction

Business/Information Technology

Culinary Arts

Early Childhood Education


Health Assisting (CNA)

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.