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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

About Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

This Career Cluster prepares learners for careers in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing and/or marketing of agricultural commodities and services. This includes food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products. It also includes related professional, technical and educational services.

Employment opportunities will continue to increase for those who provide and market an expanding array of food, forest, and veterinary medical consumer products to a growing world population. Continued globalization of the food, agricultural and natural resources system will increase opportunities for graduates who understand the socio-economic factors that define international markets. Graduates who know how to satisfy the diverse consumer needs and preferences in different cultures, and who have the language skills to communicate effectively, will have the best opportunities to be employed by the growing number of multinational businesses.

Consultant: Steven Gass

2014-15 Offerings

Program of Study

Level 1

Level 2

Level 3

Level 4

Veterinary and Animal Science


Small Animal Science

Large Animal Science

Veterinary Science1
WBL Internship at Vet Office

Supervised Agricultural Experience

Agricultural Engineering and Applied Technologies


Principles of Agricultural Mechanics

Agricultural Power and Equipment

Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering4

Supervised Agricultural Experience



Principles of Agribusiness

Organizational Leadership and Communications

Agricultural Business and Finance2,3

Supervised Agricultural Experience

Food Science


Principles of Food Production

Food Science and Safety

Advanced Food Science

Supervised Agricultural Experience

Horticulture Science


Principles of Plant Science and Hydroculture

Greenhouse Management3

Landscaping and Turf Science

Supervised Agricultural Experience

Environmental and Natural Resource Management


Applied Environmental Science1

Plant and Soil Sciences4

Natural Resource Management
AP Environmental Science

Supervised Agricultural Experience

1 Satisfies one lab science credit required for graduation.
2 Satisfies ½ credit of Personal Finance required for graduation.
3 State approved dual credit course.
4 Local dual credit and/or dual enrollment opportunities exist for this course.
Available courses for elective credit in this cluster: Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS)

CTE Standards Revisions: Phase II Resources for 2014-15