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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Standards Companion Resources

Wisconsin Agriculture, Food and Natural Standards (AFNR) Resources:

The primary mission of Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources education is to prepare students for agricultural, food and natural resources occupations and to teach students about agriculture. Education about Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources focuses on those aspects of agriculture that affect every member of society, whereas preparation for agriculture occupations focuses on the preparation of individuals to own or operate their own business or to work in a variety of agriculturally related career functions.

Within the local school district and community, it is the agriculture educator who must develop and nurture a comprehensive agriculture program. The support base for the program should include former students, business employees/employers, informed educators, parents and all others who recognize that agriculture education can improve the quality of life for the individual and well-being of the community.

The Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources consultant and staff at the Department of Public Instruction offer major support to agriculture educators at all levels.

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Additional Resources

I. Agriculture, Food and Natural Program Resources

CTE 101

Standards 101: An orientation to CTE Standards in Wisconsin.

AFNR Course Alignment

Course alignment document with AFNR Standards, WCCTS, literacy, and mathematical practices.

Wisconsin Standards for a Quality Program in Agriculture and Natural Resources Education

Program Self-Evaluation, Improvement, and Goal Setting Tool.

Quality Indicators

Indicators of a quality Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources educational program.

II. Connecting AFNR to Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards

WCCTS Standards Worksheet

Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards - CTE Department Activity

III. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Standards Supplement

AFNR Standards Table of Contents

A more detailed Table of Contents listing for the new AFNR Standards book.


IV. Connecting AFNR to Common Core State Standards (Disciplinary Literacy)

Anchor Standards Cheat Sheet

Common Core Standards for Literacy in All Subjects diagram integrating Reading, Writing, Langauge, Speaking and Listening for application in all subjects.


V. National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Standards Resources

Presentations Archive:

AFNR Fall In-service Resources