Introduction

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. There are seven career cluster pathways within this cluster, each with a variety of jobs and occupations.
  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural, and Technical Systems
 

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To help students learn more about careers in AFNR, download and distribute the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources College and Career Planning Guide.

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