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Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

Kansas Lesson Plan

Careers That Count

Lesson Plan
Students will become familiar with many agriculture-related careers and the impact agriculture has on U.S. population. In researching and giving a talk about chosen careers, students will learn how important agriculture-related careers are.

Suggested Grade Level

5th – 6th


Two – 40 minute sessions


Language Arts, Creative Writing, Reading


  1. Students will understand agriculture is the nation's number one industry.
  2. Students will understand one out of every seven jobs in the U.S. is related to agriculture.
  3. Students will discover some of the over 250 careers available in agriculture.
  4. Students will discover the foundation skills needed for agriculture careers.
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