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Agriculture

 

Welcome to SFSC Agriculture Programs Agriculture Shepherds Field

  • Citrus Production Technology (AS)
  • Landscape Horticulture Professional (CCC)
  • Landscape Horticulture Technician (CCC)
  • Landscape Horticulture Technology (AS)

Once you earn an AS degree, you are eligible for admission to SFSC’s Bachelor of Applied Science degree program in Supervision and Management (BAS-SM) with a specialization in agriculture.

What Local Agriculture Experts Say About Agriculture Education

“Pursuing higher education is well worth it. I was a part-time student, and getting my bachelor’s and master’s degrees opened new doors for me. As an employer in the agriculture industry, we would definitely put more weight on an applicant with agriculture experiene if they had a bachelor’s degree in supervision and management.”

Darrell Jensen, CFO
Delray Plants

“In an agriculture dominant region, there are a multitude of agricultural-related employment opportunities, many of which require a higher level of training and education. With new advancements in technology and production developing at a rapid pace, the future workforce in agriculture positions will benefit from post-high school education provided through this program, making them a valuable asset to any organization.”

Susie Bishop, Executive Director
Highlands Soil and Water Conservation District

“An excellent educational foundation will provide motivated students the base for pursuing a wide range of agricultural opportunities. Knowledge and the ability to use it is the most important capital that agricultural operations will seek in the future, and this program will assist and guide its participants as they strive to put that knowledge capital to work.”

Ray Royce, Executive Director
Highlands County Citrus Growers Association

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of grounds maintenance workers is projected to grow 13 percent from 2012 to 2022. Employment of landscaping and groundskeeping workers—the largest specialty—is projected to grow 12 percent from 2012 to 2022, about as fast as the average for all occupations.

Potential careers include:

  • Agriculture manager
  • Citrus production manager
  • Farm supervisor
  • Groundskeepers
  • Harvesting manager

Contact

Leah Sauls
Program Specialist/Agriculture
863-784-7054

 

 

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