This school-to-career program offers experiences applicable to a student with an interest in animals, horticulture, floral design, landscaping, farming, veterinary medicine, and/or environmental sustainability.
The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) career cluster involves careers in the planning, implementation, production, management, processing, and/or marketing of agricultural commodities and services.
- Animals (Students are often employed on Farms)
- Plants (Students are often employed on Farms or in Greenhouses)
- Environmental Systems (Students are often employed with Water Treatment Facilities)
- Power, Structural and Technical Systems (Students are often employed in the Maintenance area of a large farm)
Depending on students interest and options for courses students can learn a number of things in this career pathway. Students should explore options that can be taken at their local high school. For other options students should contact their School to Career Coordinator.
- Entering junior or senior status
- Display a genuine interest in the Agriculture Pathway.
- Submit a completed application along with references
- Interview effectively and get hired
- Maintain a high level of attendance
- Secure transportation to the job
- On-track for high school graduation
Students participating in the Agriculture program take courses through their home school district.
These include: Animal Science, Companion Animals, Veterinary Science, Agri-Business Management, Power Machines, Welding I, Welding II