Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

The agriculture, food and natural resources (AFNR) industry is a highly technical and ever-changing sector of the global economy upon which everyone is dependent. We will continue to meet national and global demand for a safe and abundant food, fiber and fuel supply if we invest in the growth and development of the human capital for the AFNR industry. Strong, relevant AFNR Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs that are informed by industry and education stakeholders are one way we can meet workforce needs now and in the future.

The Mission of Agricultural Education: Agricultural education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber, and natural resources systems.

To Accomplish this Mission:
The complete agricultural education program will target students through:

  • Contextual, inquiry-based instruction and learning through an interactive classroom and laboratory

  • Premier leadership, personal growth and career success through engagement in FFA activities and programs

  • Experiential, service and/or work-based learning through the implementation of a supervised agricultural experience program.

We aspire for excellence as we recruit, prepare and encourage individuals to pursue agricultural careers in life skills through agricultural education.

We serve the community and inform them about agriculture, its needs, opportunities and challenges, as well as provide life long career skills.

Agricultural Education programs will respond to community needs and Kansas' agriculture needs. It will prepare students to be College and Career Ready and to participate as leaders and managers in a global economy.


*all information taken from the KSDE CTE website


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