Classroom Resources – Agricultural Careers

In preparation for the Future Farmers of America Virtual Viewing Party on November 14, 2017, encourage your students to expand their career aspirations to combine their interest in animals with careers in agriculture. Whether your students are interested in hands-on animal care, animal research, the development of technology for agriculture, or something else, it’s never too early to start learning about what is available on the farm and beyond in the field of agriculture.

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Agriculture: Content Collection
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades K-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Assorted Resources

Take a trip to a farm to learn about agriculture. Agriculture is the cultivation of crops and livestock for human use and consumption.


Veterinarians and those that work in veterinary offices are usually the first that spring to mind as people who work with animals. Those are rewarding jobs! Those and some other jobs in agriculture, featured in the resources below, are great choices for students interested in careers involving animals.
Careers in Agriculture
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook
Grades 3-5, 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Explores career opportunities in the agricultural field. The segment demonstrates how there is a role for everyone from accountant to IT director in the agriculture industry.
Careers and Animals
Science Techbook
Grades 6-8, Techbook

Encourages students to think about different careers that involve working with animals and answer questions based on their knowledge.
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Provides a detailed overview of the duties of a veterinarian, a medical professional who protects the well-being and health of animals.
Larger Animal Veterinarian
(Canadian Version)
Discovery Education Streaming
Grades 6-8, 9-12, Video Segment

Joannah Jarman describes why and how she became a large animal veterinarian and the experience and responsibilities within the job.


Use the strategy The Question Is… (Canadian Version) from the Spotlight on Strategies (SOS) series to solidify students’ understanding of agriculture and the variety of careers available within the field, especially those that require work with animals. Create at least five answers for which students will create plausible questions. Answers can be quite broad: potential answers include veterinarian, agriculture, career, etc.


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