Archived Newsletters

Production/Processing 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 be exposed to a wide range of advanced animal and plant science principles, such as genetics, disease, pests, and management practices. Advanced agribusiness principles, as they relate to plant and animal production, will also be covered.

You Will Learn
  • How to demonstrate management practices for specific species of animals.
  • How to design a system to handle and dispose of animal waste.
  • How to apply the principles of genetics and breeding to livestock improvement.
  • The anatomy and physiology in livestock species.
  • How to demonstrate an understanding of range resources and management.
  • How to manage plant pests – weeds, diseases, and insects.
  • How to integrate principles of biotechnology into plant science.
  • How to understand agricultural business principles.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Production/Processing 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
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training


Sample Occupations
  • Agricultural Commodity Broker
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Agricultural Education Teacher
  • Agricultural Journalist
  • Agricultural Lender
  • Agricultural Loan Officer
  • Agricultural Marketing Specialist
  • Agricultural Products Buyer
  • Farm/Ranch Manager
  • Feed/Farm Supply Manager
  • Livestock Buyer/Seller
  • Meat Inspector
  • Pesticide Applicator
  • Produce Buyer

Workforce Trends
According to the Utah Farm Bureau Federation, more than 100,000 people are employed by agriculture and agribusiness in the state of Utah.

Utah Wage
For information on salary projections, labor market demand, and training options, log on to

© Copyright 2010
Utah State Office of Education &
Office of the Commissioner of Higher Education
All rights reserved. Privacy Policy enforced.
Web design by LeadGenix