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Careers in a Cookie

Careers in a Cookie

Brief Description:
As it was explained in Exploring Careers, 20% of all jobs in the United States are directly related to agriculture according to the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). That means over 23 million jobs are directly related to agriculture. These are the jobs that provide all of the other services, research, marketing, processing and inputs for the total food and fiber system. This lesson reinforces for students, the wide array of these careers, and how these careers affect each of their lives daily.

Objectives: Students will be able to:

  1. Discover the types of jobs involved with food production and distribution.
  2. Examine local sources of information regarding careers in the food system.
  3. Use the Internet to gather information about a career in an agricultural field.

Time: 30 minutes plus time for research

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