About AEST Certifications
Certifying the Next Generation
AEST certifications were developed as a result of a need within the agricultural industry. Florida Farm Bureau saw that agriculturists needed a trusted, reliable credential that could be used when hiring employees. As a result, industry-driven assessments of agricultural career fields have been developed in the form of industry certifications. Each certification reflects a differing agricultural sector and the skills and competencies necessary for success in that field.
More than just standards
Industry Readiness Indicators
In addition to fundamental skills and knowledge related to each topic area, certifications encompass skills and practices that everyone should acquire to be career ready including communication, decision making, creativity and innovation, critical thinking, problem solving, integrity, ethical leadership, and cultural/global competency.