Core Competencies online modules
Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR)
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources YA Program Timeframe
- One Year AFNR YA Program = Required Skills (Core Skills + Safety) and Basics Unit from applicable pathway MINIMUM
- Two Year AFNR YA Program = Required Skills + Basics Unit + One Specialty Pathway Unit MINIMUM
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR) Required Skills
These units provide the employability, safety, and technical skill foundation for working in the AFNR industry.
These program units provide the learner with skills necessary to work with agricultural production or companion animals.
These program units provide the learner with skills necessary to work with agricultural plant products or decorative plants.
Environmental Systems Pathway
These program units provide the learner with skills necessary to work with environmental natural resource systems such as water, land management, or forestry.
Power, Structural and Technical Systems Pathway
These program units provide the learner with skills necessary to work with tools, equipment and products used in diagnosis and repair of agricultural machinery, power, systems and structures.
Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources (AFNR) YA Program Information
Audio Visual Resources
- Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Curriculum Revisions (2013). A 5 minute, self-paced PowerPoint that describes the addition of the Water Resource Unit to the AFNR YA Program.
Certifications & Organizations
- CAERT- Center for Agricultural and Environmental Research and Training (http://www.caert.net/)
- DATCP- Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection (http://datcp.state.wi.us/)
- DOI- United States Department of the Interior (http://www.doi.gov/)
- EPA- Environmental Protection Agency (http://www.epa.gov/)
- FDA- Food and Drug Administration (http://www.fda.gov/)
- FFA- National Future Farmers of America Organization: Agriculture Technology and Mechanical Systems (https://www.ffa.org/participate/cdes/agricultural-technology)
- USDA- United States Department of Agriculture (http://www.usda.gov)
- WAAE- Wisconsin Association of Agricultural Educators (http://www.waae.com/)
- WAC- Wisconsin Agribusiness Council ( http://www.wisagri.com/)
- WI-DNR Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (http://dnr.wi.gov)
- WI DWD Registered Apprenticeship - Waste Water Management (http://dwd.wisconsin.gov/apprenticeship)
- WI-FFA- Wisconsin Future Farmers of America (http://www.wisconsinffa.org/)
- WRWA- Wisconsin Rural Water Association (http://www.wrwa.org)
- WWOA- Wisconsin Wastewater Operator's Association (http://www.wwoa.org)
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