Graduates will be proficient in the use of modern agricultural technology including computers, the Internet and the implements necessary for economically efficient production.

Regional Employment Forecast

Hourly Salary Range (Klamath Area):
$10.64 - $22.83
Hourly Salary Range (State of Oregon):
$12.40 - $29.87
Area Employment Projections: Projected growth in the Klamath area is 23.5% from 2014-2024. Growth is projected 13.8% for the state of Oregon.
Statewide Employment Analysis: This occupation is expected to grow at about the statewide average growth rate for all occupations through 2024. Educational Requirements: The typical entry level education for this occupation is an Associate's degree.
 
Data provided for an agricultural and food science technician. For a different employment forecast please visit the State of Oregon's Employment Department.
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Keith Duren
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7390 South 6th Street
Klamath Falls, OR 97603

Q & A 

What is agriculture science?

Agriculture science is the study of soil cultivation, crop production, livestock care and raising, planting, and raising fish. The AAS in Agriculture Science is designed for those students seeking a career in the agriculture industry and to provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to be successful as an entrepreneur, employee, or as a student at a four-year institution.

What is the difference between agriculture and horticulture?

Agriculture is concerned with growing food crops and raising animals for farming. Horticulture is the study of cultivating plants using different methods. Though there is some overlap between the two, agriculture touches most of the food chain and the processes that take place within it.

Is this degree only for farmers?

Not necessarily. Students taking this degree will receive education in animal science, plant science, soil science, agribusiness management, agriculture mechanization, and natural resource management. The combination of these skills and abilities will prepare students for the exciting challenges awaiting them in the field of agriculture.