Hart Career Center
Agriculture Science

Classes in Agriculture Science are held in our new Ag building and include:

  • Agriculture Science 1
  • Agriculture Science 2
  • Agriculture Construction
  • Horticulture
  • Agriculture Management
  • Food Science

Ag Science students participate in FFA. After high school students can join Mexico Young Farmers (Ted DeVault, advisor).

The opportunities for students completing the Agriculture Science program are limitless. Our graduates have gone on to four-year universities to study Agriculture and some have started right in with production agriculture.

The Agriculture courses we offer have a large span of interests and career opportunities. With a college degree students could become Ag teachers, Ag journalists, Food Scientists, Veterinarians, Farm Managers, Conservation Agents, Turf Managers, USDA employees... the list goes on and on.

Our students who go straight into production Ag have careers like farming, truck driving, owning their business, chemical applicators, feed store clerks... and the list again goes on and on!


Kendra Allen grew up in Thompson, MO. She graduated from Centralia High School then the University of Missouri-Columbia with a major in Ag Education with an Ag Econ minor. While in college, she was active in the Block and Bridle Organization, serving as an officer twice. After college, she taught junior high science in a rural district, then moved back home to concentrate on the family farm. She has worked for Audrain County Soils and Water District assisting landowners with erosion control programs. Her hobbies include working on the family farm and raising miniature donkeys. She enjoys her job as Agriculture Science teacher at Mexico and loves getting to know her students not only through the classroom but through their SAE projects and the Career and Leadership Development Events.

Austin McBride grew up in Centralia, MO. He graduated from Centralia High School and then from William Woods University with a bachelors in Elementary Education. After graduating Austin taught 5th grade at Eugene Field Elementary in Mexico for one year before moving to the Mexico Middle School to teach agriculture. After two years at the middle school he made the jump to HCC as an agriculture teacher. He also coaches high school and middle school wrestling. His hobbies include woodworking, fishing, hunting, and wrestling. He enjoys working with students in the shop and classroom teaching life skills they can use in future careers.