Types of Jobs

This cluster focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. You might work on a farm, ranch, dairy, orchard, greenhouse, or plant nursery. You could also work in a clinic or laboratory as a scientist or engineer.

​Some agriculture, food, and natural resources workers market, sell, or finance agricultural goods. For example, you might market products made from plants and animals or you might sell services that farmers and ranchers use to improve products. You could also work to conserve natural resources or protect the environment.


Local Job Shadow Options

  • PennDot
  • Big Maple Farms Natural Therapies
  • DCNR
  • Fish & Boat Commission
  • Elk or Cameron County Conservation District
  • Elk Visitors Center
  • ​First Energy

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Assessing what you like and things you do can lead you to a career field.

Does this sound like you?
  • Enjoy working outdoors
  • Love being in nature and outdoor activities
  • Learning about the environment is cool
  • Work on efforts to protect the environment
Are these your favorite subjects?
  • Science courses
  • Metal and Wood Shop
  • Statistics
  • Math courses
  • Vocational Agriculture
How do you spend your spare time?

Consider these local opportunities to expand your skills in this field.

  • Livestock Crew Club ​
  • Stride for Stride Horse Club
  • 4-H Animal Science Club
  • Future Farmers of America (FFA)
  • ​Recycling projects
  • Raise flowers and vegetables to sell at a farmers’ market
  • Volunteer at a local animal shelter
  • Volunteer/Work on a farm or ranch.
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