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Production/Processing Animal Science Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Students will participate in activities that include instruction on the importance of production management and conservation of our natural resources, ecology, and fish and wildlife, stressing the biological, environmental, and economic importance of our renewable natural resources.

You Will Learn
  • Animal anatomy and physiology as it relates to nutrition, health, and management of domesticated animals.
  • Animal genetics and reproduction.
  • The impact of agriculture on society.
  • The effect of FFA in the community.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Production/Processing Animal Science - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
FFA is the student leadership organization for Agricultural Education. FFA is an integral and necessary component of the overall program. FFA is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of young people by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through Agricultural Education.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Animal Geneticist
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Animal Technician
  • Aquaculturalist
  • Feed Sales Representative
  • Herdsman
  • Livestock Inspector
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary Technician

Workforce Trends
Agriculture is a vital industry to Utahís economy. With more than 16,700 farms in the state, totaling over 11 million acres, Utah agriculturists produce crops and livestock worth over $1.4 billion annually. Students enrolled in high school agricultural courses are looking to join a $1.4- billion industry in Utah and a $300-billion industry nationwide.

Source: 2007 Census of Agriculture, USDA, National Agriculture Statistics Service

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