Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources prepares individuals for careers, builds awareness and develops leadership for the food, fiber and natural resource system. It is the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture and other plant and animal products and resources. The above sampling of featured occupations are from Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Regional Targeted Occupations Report. These occupations are considered to be High Skill/High Wage positions within Manatee and Sarasota Counties for the current year.

Jobs and Wages

Career Pathway Regional Targeted Occupations Entry Wage* Exp Wage**

Food, Products and Plant Systems

First-Line Supervisor of Production and Operations Workers

17.05

33.45

Food, Products and Plant Systems

General and Operations Managers

21.17

60.92

 

The above sampling of featured occupations are from Florida’s Department of Economic Opportunity, Labor Market Statistics Regional Targeted Occupations Report. These occupations are considered to be High Skill/High Wage positions within Manatee and Sarasota Counties for the current year.

* Entry Wage – This is the wage an entry-level worker might expect to make. It is defined as the average (mean) wage earned by the lowest third of all workers in a given occupation.
** Experienced Wage – This wage represents what an experienced worker might expect to make. It is defined as the average (mean) wage earned by the upper two-thirds of all workers in a given occupation.

Education Partners

Certificate Programs

Sarasota Technical Institute:

Commercial Foods & Culinary Arts; Restaurant & Food Services

University of South Florida Sarasota Manatee

Environmental Science and Policy

Associate Degree Programs
Bachelor Degree Programs

Argosy University:

Business Administration; Liberal Arts

Everglades University:

Applied Management; Business Administration

New College of Florida:

Natural Sciences; Social Sciences

Master Degree Programs

Webster University:

Business Administration; Management & Leadership

Employers

Company or Organization

Bradenton Sanitation Department

Conwaste USA

Diamond D Ranch

Division of Forestry

Englewood Water District

Farm Op Inc

Flowers Baking Co

Gold Coast Eagle Distributing

Grainger Farms Inc

McClure Farm

Mixon Fruit Farms Inc

Pacific Tomato Grower

Sarasota County Water Control

Schroeder-Manatee Ranch Inc

SMR Farms

Sysco Food Svc-West Coast Fl

Waste Management Inc

Waste Pro-Bardenton and Sarasota

Water Boy Inc

West Coast Tomato LLC

Whisenant Farms

Wiers-Turner Farms