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.

Programs of Study

Career options within the federal  Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster are plentiful. There are six programs of study within this federal cluster, each with a variety of jobs and occupations.
  • Agribusiness
  • Animal Science
  • Applied Agricultural Engineering
  • Environmental and Natural Resources
  • Food Science and Technology
  • Plant Science
Approved CTE Programs of Study information is available on the TEA website, including “at-a-glance” spreadsheets with coherent course sequences, an overview of programs of study, and course alignment recommendations.



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