Utah Agriculture in the Classroom
1. Introduce students to careers in agriculture and science.
2. Guide students in research technique.
3. Name at least ten agriscience careers.
4. Know the education needed for a specific agriscience career area.
5. Understand some of the skills needed for a specific agriscience
6. Explain how to attain these necessary skills.
Technology, Life & Careers
Time: 45 Minutes to 1 Hour
Grade: Seventh & Eighth
Standard 5: The student will
utilize occupational information in
the career planning process.
•Develop an awareness and under-
standing of five career fields.
•Learn how aptitudes and abilities
relate to broad career fields.
•Connect occupations to the scientif-
ic, artistic, technical, social humani-
tarian, and business career fields.
•Incorporate appropriate work-based
learning experiences into the class-
room, i.e. guest speakers, field stud-
ies, job shadowing, and career fairs.
•Locate and use career information.
•Use career information to explore
various occupations of personal
•Weigh advantages and disadvan-
tages of various school programs for
the attainment of career goals.
•Identify the requirements for sec-
ondary and post-secondary pro-
The agricultural industry is made up of six employment areas. These
Production Specialist - 7%
Social Service Professionals - 9%
Education and Communication - 11 %
Managers and Financial Specialists - 13%
Scientists, Engineers and Related Specialists - 32%
Marketing, Merchandising and Representatives - 28%
1. Draw a food product (i.e. bread or milk) in the middle of a sheet
of paper and web the careers involved in getting that food prod-
uct to the consumers kitchen. Focus on all the research, devel-
opment, testing, manufacturing and marketing that is involved in
making sure that the food product is of good quality and is safe
2. Have students select a career fro