The Agriculture Department offers courses from a variety of agricultural fields including: The Agricultural Industry, Agronomy, Introduction to Agricultural Economics, Introduction to Animal Science, Dairy Science, Horticulture, Livestock Evaluation, Marketing of Agriculture Products, and Wildlife Conservation and Management. Students are exposed to concepts, given hands-on experience in the agricultural field, and introduced to theories of profitable farm and ranch management. Upon completion of an associate program, students will be prepared to transfer to a four-year institution to continue their studies in any of these agriculture fields.
What Can This Program Do For You
Potential Career Paths
According to the May 2015 report from the USDA and Purdue University, approximately 60,000 jobs in the agriculture, food, renewable resources, and environment fields are expected annually, but only 35,000 graduates with agriculture degrees are available to fill them.
- Agribusiness Management
- Agriculture and Natural Resources Communications
- Resource Development and Management
- Parks, Recreation and Tourism Resources
- Food Science
- Fisheries and Wildlife
Careers in Agriculture
Links to the following websites are provided for your convenience and information and do not constitute official endorsement by Cisco College.
- The Bureau of Labor Statistics ‘Occupational Outlook Handbook’ can help you find career information on duties, education and training, pay, and outlook for hundreds of occupations.
- Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Career One Stop is a resource for career exploration, training, skill sets, wages & jobs.
Cisco College offers agriculture courses for dual credit at Cisco High School. Agriculture dual credit is a great option for CHS students seeking a fourth science credit or for students pursuing a 2 or 4 year degree in agriculture who would like to receive college credit while still in high school. Detailed information on dual credit offerings can be found here. Detailed information on dual credit offerings can be found here.
Intercollegiate Meat Judging Team
The Cisco College meat judging team is a member of the American Meat Science Association (AMSA). Each team member receives a student membership for participating on the judging team. Meat judging is a scientific based event that requires hard work and dedication. Students learn beef, pork, and lamb carcass evaluation, value based pricing, as well as cut class evaluation for pork hams, center-cut pork loins, beef ribs, beef short loins, beef full loins, and beef rounds. Students also learn yield and quality grading of beef.
Agriculture Scholarship Form
Agriculture Scholarship recipients for this program must fulfill the general requirements for admission to the college. All Agriculture Scholarship recipients and amounts will be determined by Brandi Terry based on the student high school performance, Chapter Advisor recommendation, and financial need. General Agriculture Scholarships, Textbook Scholarships, and Meat Judging Team Scholarships are available.
The procedure for seeking Agriculture Scholarship to the college is as follows:
- Complete the Agriculture Scholarship Application. Applications are due by May 1st.
- The Education Record is to be completed by the Chapter Advisor and mailed separately by the Chapter Advisor.
- Mail the completed application to:
Cisco College Agriculture Department
ATTN: Brandi Terry
717 E. Industrial Blvd.
Abilene, TX 79602
- Agriculture Department Fundraiser
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