Agriculture

The Agriculture Academy allows students to explore the wide variety of careers and opportunities in the field of agriculture. These variations include, animal nutrition, animal health and medicine, crop production, meat processing, conservation of natural resources, equipment development and repair, and business management. This field is always changing and advancements in technology are needed to increase production to meet our ever-increasing demands for energy and food. Skills learned in this academy will give students a solid background of the industry at all sectors. This will help the graduate either take over the family business or explore education.

Job Outlook

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Required Courses

  • Zoology
  • College Introduction to Business
  • Automotive Technology I OR Auto Technology for Women
  • Work Seminar
  • Real-World Experience

Choose at least three of the following:

  • Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Anatomy A
  • Anatomy B
  • Environmental Science

Recommended Courses

  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Accounting
  • Basic Welding
  • Global Perspectives

Job Skills

  • Problem Solving
  • Time Management
  • Career and maintenance of equipment
  • Professionalism
  • Integrity
  • Making decisions or solving problems
  • Communication with supervisors, co-workers, or people that work under you
  • Collecting Information from different sources
  • Thinking creatively
  • Guiding, directing, and motivating people that work under you
  • Coordinating the work or activities of other people
  • Organizing, planning, and prioritizing work.
  • Scheduling work and activities

Postsecondary Programs

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Candace Fisher

Candace Fisher earned an undergraduate degree in Life Science Education through Minnesota State University Moorhead. She will earn a M. S. degree in Special Education in the Fall of 2019 at Bemidji State University. She has been teaching for the BHS science department for 5 years. She grew up in the area and has lived here most of her life. She grew up involved in the agricultural industry and currently owns a beef/horse farm which includes growing and harvesting hay and straw for the livestock. She works closely with people within the agricultural industry and also is a volunteer for Beltrami County 4-H. Her goal is to incorporate agricultural education into the curriculum to make students more aware of the potential careers and exciting opportunities in the industry.

Business Partner

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