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You can begin to prepare for this career while you are still in high school. Science classes are important to take, including biology, chemistry, and earth science, which should all give you a basic understanding of growth processes. If your school offers agriculture classes, particularly those dealing with plants, be sure to take these as well. To learn about different groups of people and how to relate to them, take sociology and psychology classes. English classes will help you develop your communication skills, which are vital in this profession. Other important classes that will prepare you for college and work include mathematics, economics, and computer science.