The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster® focuses on the essential elements of life—food, water, land, and air. This career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher, and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist, and florist. It also includes non-traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy, and oil and gas production.
Courses in the AFNR Career Cluster are designed to prepare learners for careers in the planning, production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities, services, and natural resources, including food, fiber, wood products, water, minerals, and petroleum.
Career Cluster Pathways
Career options within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster® are plentiful. We offer five career cluster pathways within this cluster, each with a variety of jobs and occupations.
· Animal Systems
· Environmental Service Systems
· Natural Resources Systems
· Plant Systems
· Agricultural Mechanics