Agriculture Pathway

What it is

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.

Who Is It For

This program is for students with an interest in animals, horticulture, floral design, landscaping, farming, diesel mechanic, veterinary medicine, and/or environmental sustainability.


Most frequent questions and answers
Animals (Students are often employed on Farms)
Plants (Students are often employed on Farms, Greenhouses, or Landscaping companies)
Environmental Systems (Students are often employed with Water Treatment Facilities)
Agriculture Mechanics (Students are often employed in the Maintenance area of a large farm)
Arborist (Students are employed in Tree Services or Landscaping companies)
Program specific pathway checklists.
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 Youth Apprenticeship Coordinator.
  • Agriculture Engineers
  • Agriculture Equipment Operators
  • Agriculture & Food Science Technicians
  • Animal Breeders
  • Animal Scientists
  • Environmental Engineering Technicians
  • Environmental Engineers
  • Farm Laborers
  • Farmworkers and Ranchers
  • Food Scientists
  • Forest and Conservation Technicians/Workers
  • Foresters
  • Tree Trimmers & Pruners
  • Veterinarian Tech
  • Water Resource Engineers
  • Water & Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators
  • Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists
  • You need to be entering into your Junior or Senior year
  • Have an interest in pursing a career in this field
  • Complete and submit the YA Application
  • Interview and get hired
  • Take related coursework (classes) at school or Tech College
  • Maintain consistent attendance at school
  • Have transportation to and from job
  • Must be on track to graduate