Niles High School
Career Opportunities Include:
Floral Shop Owner
Golf Course Superintendent
The Agriscience and Natural Resources program gives students the opportunity to participate in the planting, fertilizing, harvesting and marketing of farm products. Students learn about natural resources, plant science, biotechnology, landscaping design, floriculture, sales, marketing, customer relations, and mechanical maintenance/repair.
American farmers, ranchers, and agricultural managers direct the activities of one of the world's largest and most productive agricultural sectors. They produce enough food and fiber to meet the needs of the United States and produce a surplus for export. Farmers and ranchers own and operate mainly family-owned farms.
Responsibilities of farmers and ranchers range from caring for livestock to operating machinery to maintaining equipment and facilities.
Incomes of farmers and ranchers vary greatly from year to year because prices of farm products fluctuate depending upon weather conditions and other factors that influence the quantity and quality of farm output and the demand for those products.
The median annual wage of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers was $71,160 in 2019.
The median annual wage of agricultural and food science scientists was $65,160 in 2019.
Source: United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2019-20 Occupational Outlook Handbook: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/