Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources
In CTE Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster classes, the topic is life. As long as human beings inhabit the planet, we will have a need for scientists and technicians to ensure that we are responsibly managing our food production and our natural resources consumption.

This career cluster is organized into eight career pathways:
  • Animal systems
  • Agribusiness systems
  • Biotechnology systems
  • Environmental service systems
  • Food products and processing systems
  • Natural resources systems
  • Plant systems
  • Power, structural and technical systems


Students in agriculture, food and natural resources learn and practice skills that prepare them for diverse post-high school education and training opportunities, from apprenticeships and two-year college programs to four-year college and graduate programs.

CTE classes in this cluster will introduce you to a variety of interesting careers including:
  • Agriculture bankers
  • Commodity traders
  • Plant pathologists
  • Agronomists
  • ARS Scientists
  • Agriculture mechanics
  • Ranchers
  • Farmers
  • Production supervisors
  • Natural resource specialists
  • Biochemists
  • USDA Graders