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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR)

Course Number: 8160
Subject: Environmental, Agriculture & Natural Resources
Major/Program of Study: CASE (Curriculum for Agricultural Science)
Course Length: 5 periods/week/semester
Credit: 1 credit (CTE credit)
Dual Enrollment: No
AP Designation: No

The course is structured to enable all students to have a variety of experiences that will provide an overview of the fields of agricultural science and natural resources so that students may continue through the sequence of courses. Woven throughout the course are activities to develop and improve employability skills of students through practical applications. Students participating in the AFNR course will experience inquiry-based activities, projects, and problems. Students’ experiences will involve the study of communication, sciences of agriculture, plants, animals, natural resources, and agricultural mechanics. While surveying the opportunities available in agriculture and natural resources, students will learn to solve problems, conduct research, analyze data, work in teams, and take responsibility for their work, actions, and learning. For example, students will work in groups to determine the efficiency and environmental impacts of fuel sources in practical learning exercise. Students will investigate, experiment, and learn about documenting a project, solving problems, and communicating their solutions to their peers and members of the professional community. Students will explore career and post-secondary opportunities in each area of the course.