Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

  • For students interested in a career in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources, the possibilities for employment and success are endless. Feeding a nation and even the world would provide a variety of job opportunities, but today’s agriculture goes way beyond just farming and ranching. Students who go on to a career in agriculture could find themselves creating new fuel alternatives, designing golf courses or curing diseases.

    Bastrop ISD provides students the opportunities to follow pathways in Animal Science, Veterinary Science, and Floral Design. Students entering these pathways have the opportunity to become certified in industry-recognized certifications and receive college credit through articulation agreements with Austin Community College.  Students also have the opportunity to be a member of the largest secondary student organization in the country, Future Farmers of America (FFA). Members in FFA have many opportunities to develop leadership skills on a local, district, area, state, and national level; compete in leadership and career events; and participate in Supervised Agriculture Experience Programs, which includes livestock shows.

    The Animal Systems Pathway introduces students to careers in animal production, marketing, and veterinary medicine.         9th Grade: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    10th Grade: Livestock Production
    11th Grade: Advanced Animal Science
    12th Grade: Agriculture Practicum 

    The Floral Design Pathway allows students to explore a wide range of opportunities from designing floral arrangements for weddings, growing plants year around in a controlled environment, or designing and developing a landscape. 

    9th Grade: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    10th Grade: Floral Design
    11th Grade: Advanced Floral Design 
    12th Grade: Agriculture Practicum

     The Veterinary Science Pathway introduces students to careers in animal production, marketing, and veterinary medicine. Students have the opportunity to become a Certified Veterinary Assistant through the Texas Veterinary Medical Association. 

    9th Grade: Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources
    10th Grade: Livestock Production
    11th Grade: Veterinary Medical Applications
    12th Grade: Agriculture Practicum 

    Course outline for Animal Science Course Outline for Floral design pathway  

    Course outline for veterinary science