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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I. Agriculture, Food and Natural Program Resources
Standards 101: An orientation to CTE Standards in Wisconsin.
Course alignment document with AFNR Standards, WCCTS, literacy, and mathematical practices.
Program Self-Evaluation, Improvement, and Goal Setting Tool.
Indicators of a quality Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources educational program.
II. Connecting AFNR to Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards
Wisconsin Common Career Technical Standards - CTE Department Activity
III. Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Standards Supplement
A more detailed Table of Contents listing for the new AFNR Standards book.
IV. Connecting AFNR to Common Core State Standards (Disciplinary Literacy)
Common Core Standards for Literacy in All Subjects diagram integrating Reading, Writing, Langauge, Skeaking and Listening for application in all subjects.
V. National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Standards Resources