The program definition as established by the U.S. Department of Education's Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP): Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations. (CIP Code #01)
Notable Programs in this Curriculum: Agriculture Business and Management; Animal Sciences; Plant Sciences; Food Science and Technology.
Prominent figures related to this curriculum:
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Norman Borlaug (1909-1999)
American agronomist, humanitarian, and Nobel laureate
George Washington Carver (1809-1899)
American scientist, botanist, educator and inventor
Eli Whitney (1709-1799)
American farmer, inventor of the cotton gin in 1794
Relevant Salary Figures: According to 2008 Bureau of Labor Statistics information, the average annual salaries of popular careers related to this curriculum are listed below. For further information, including the nature of work, employment outlook, related academic programs, and specific salary information for your region, click on the occupation of interest.
Farmers and Ranchers: $49,140
Farm, Ranch, and Agricultural Managers: $62,400
Purchasing Agents, Farm Products: $58,760
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, & Applicators: $31,210
Floral Designers: $24,510
Agricultural and Food Scientists: $64,610
Biochemists and Biophysicists: $88,450
Agriculture and Food Science Technicians: $36,470
Chemical Technicians: $43,710
Managers of Lawn Groundskeeping Workers: $42,990
Pest Control Workers: $41,550
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers: $19,890
Tree Trimmers & Pruners: $31,450
Animal Trainers: $31,190
Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics: $44,300
Food & Tobacco Machine Operators & Tenders: $28,610
Food Batchmakers: $26,290
Food Cooking Machine Operators & Tenders: $24,110
Graphic Designers: $46,750
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other: $27,180
News Analysts, Reporters, Correspondents: $70,730
Computer Support Specialists: $46,370
Agricultural Science Teachers: $77,770
Farm & Home Management Advisors: $44,630
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers: $21,550
Managers of Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Workers: $42,740
Agricultural Inspectors: $41,330
Animal Breeders: $33,070
Graders & Sorters, Agricultural Products: $20,490
Agricultural Equipment Operators: $24,490
Farm Equipment Mechanics: $32,850
Mixing & Blending Machine Setters & Tenders: $32,650
Aircraft Mechanics & Service Technicians: $51,650
Managers of Office & Administrative Workers: $48,700
Office Machine Operators: $27,310
Retail Salespersons: $25,050
Managers of Retail Sales Workers: $39,910
The Complete List of Programs in this Curriculum:
Agricultural Public Services, Other.
(NEW) Any instructional program in general agricultural sciences and related services not listed above.
Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 01.0901- 01.0999. (Moved from 02.02 Series)
AGRICULTURE, AGRICULTURE OPERATIONS, AND RELATED SCIENCES.
Instructional programs that focus on agriculture and related sciences and that prepare individuals to apply specific knowledge, methods, and techniques to the management and performance of agricultural operations.
(NEW) Instructional content is defined in code 01.0000.
A program that focuses on the general principles and practice of agricultural research and production and that may prepare individuals to apply this knowledge to the solution of practical agricultural problems. Includes instruction in basic animal, plant, and soil science; animal husbandry and plant cultivation; soil conservation; and agricultural operations such as farming, ranching, and agricultural business. (Moved from 02.0101)
Agricultural Business and Management.
Instructional content for this group of programs is defined in codes 01.0101-01.0199.
Agricultural Business and Management, General.
A general program that focuses on modern business and economic principles involved in the organization, operation, and management of agricultural enterprises.
Agribusiness/Agricultural Business Operations.
A program that prepares individuals to manage agricultural businesses and agriculturally related operations within diversified corporations. Includes instruction in agriculture, agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, finance, marketing, planning, human resources management, and other managerial responsibilities.
A program that focuses on the application of economics to the analysis of resource allocation, productivity, investment, and trends in the agricultural sector, both domestically and internationally. Includes instruction in economics and related subfields as well as applicable agricultural fields.
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management.
A program that prepares individuals to manage farms, ranches, and similar enterprises. Includes instruction in applicable agricultural specialization, business management, accounting, taxation, capitalization, purchasing, government programs and regulations, operational planning and budgeting, contracts and negotiation, and estate planning.