Agriculture & Natural Resources AGRICULTURE AND NATURAL RESOURCES:

The production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fuel, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

Cluster Knowledge and Skills
  • Premier Leadership
  • Personal Growth
  • Career Success
  • Organizations and Associations
  • Organizational structures and processes
  • Safety, Health, and Environmental Management
  • Health and safety procedures
  • Tools, equipment, machinery and technology
  • Issues
  • Technology and globalization
  • Scientific Inquiry
Pathways Sample Career Specialties / Occupations
Food Products and Processing Systems
(Food Processing and preserving, Packaging, Distribution, Government monitoring & regulation)
  • Agricultural Sales
  • Agricultural Communications Specialists
  • Agricultural-Educators
  • Food Scientists
  • Meat Processors-Toxicologists
  • Biochemists-Nutritionists-Dieticians
  • Food Brokers-Food Inspectors
  • Meat Cutters-Meat Graders
  • Meat Science Researchers
  • Food Meal Supervisors
  • Cheese Makers
  • Microbiologists
  • Produce Buyers
  • Bacteriologists
  • Food & Drug Inspectors
  • Bioengineers
  • Biochemists
  • Food & Fiber Engineers
  • Food Processors
  • Storage Supervisors
  • Fieldman
  • Quality Control Specialists
Plant Systems
(Agronomic, Horticulture, Forestry, Turf, Viticulture, Soils, etc.)
  • Bioinformatics Specialists
  • Plant Breeders and Geneticists
  • Biotechnology Lab Technician
  • Soil & Water Specialists
  • Crop Farm Managers
  • Agricultural Educators
  • Plant Pathologists
  • Aquaculturalists
  • Sales Representatives
  • Botanists
  • Tree Surgeons
  • Education & Extension Specialists
  • Agricultural Journalists
  • Commodity Marketing Specialists
  • Grain Operations Superintendents
  • Custom Hay/Silage Operators
  • Forest Geneticists
  • Golf Course Superintendents
  • Greenhouse Mangers
  • Growers
  • Farmers
  • Ranchers
Animal Systems
(Large animals, small animals, wildlife animals, and research animals)
  • Agricultural Educators
  • Livestock producers
  • AI Technicians-Aquaculturalists
  • Animal Caretakers-Poultry Managers
  • Equine Managers-Veterinarians
  • Veterinary Assistants-Feedlot Specialists
  • Animal Scientists
  • Embryo Technologists
  • Livestock Buyers
  • Feed Sales Representatives
  • Vivarian Technicians
  • Wildlife Biologists
  • Livestock Geneticists
  • Animal Nutritionists
  • Dairy Producers
  • Livestock Inspectors
  • Feed Sales Specialists
  • Animal Health Salespersons
  • Meat Science Researcher
  • Reproductive Physiologists
  • Embryo Transfer Technicians
  • Pet Shop Operators
  • USDA Inspectors
Power, Structural & Technical Systems
(Power, Structures, Controls, Geospatial Technology, Computer Systems, Electronics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, etc.)
  • Machine Operators
  • Electronics Systems Technicians
  • Agricultural Engineers
  • Agricultural Extension Engineering Specialists
  • Heavy Equipment Maintenance Technicians
  • Recycling Technicians
  • Waste Water Treatment Plant Operators
  • Equipment/Parts Managers
  • Welders
  • Machinists
  • Communication Technicians
  • Agricultural Applications Software Developers/Programmers
  • Database Administrators
  • Computer Service Technical Support Technicians
  • Information Lab Specialists
  • GPS Technicians
  • Remote Sensing Specialist
  • Agricultural Educator
Natural Resources Systems
(Habitat Conservation, Forest Products, Parks and Recreation, Mining, Environmental Services, Fisheries, Soil Conservation, etc.)
  • Agricultural Educators
  • Cartographers
  • Wildlife Managers
  • Range Technicians
  • Ecologists Park Mangers
  • Environmental Interpreters
  • Fish and Game Officers Loggers
  • Forest Technicians
  • Log Graders
  • Pulp and Paper Manager Soil Geology Technician
  • Geologists
  • Mining Engineers Fisheries Technicians
  • Water Monitoring Technician
  • Hydrologists
  • Fish Hatchery Manager Commercial Fishermen
  • Fishing Vessel Operators
  • Vessel Crew
  • Agricultural Educator
Power, Structural & Technical Systems
(Power, Structures, Controls, Geospatial Technology, Computer Systems, Electronics, Hydraulics, Pneumatics, etc.)
  • Pollution Prevention and Control Managers
  • Pollution Prevention and Control Technicians
  • Environmental Sampling and Analysis
  • Scientists/Technicians
  • Health and Safety Sanitarians
  • Environmental Compliance Assurance Managers
  • Hazardous Materials Handlers
  • Hazardous Materials Technicians / Managers
  • Water Environment Managers
  • Water Quality Managers
  • Waste Water Managers
  • Toxicologists
  • Solid Waste Disposers / Recyclers
  • Solid Waste Technician
  • Solid Waste Managers
  • Solid Waste Specialists
  • Agricultural Educator
Natural Resources Systems
(Habitat Conservation, Forest Products, Parks and Recreation, Mining, Environmental Services, Fisheries, Soil Conservation, etc.)
  • Salesperson
  • Sales Manager
  • Banker/Loan Officer
  • Field Representative for Bank, Insurance Company or Government Program
  • Farm Investment Manager
  • Agricultural Commodity Broker
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Farmer /Rancher/Feedlot Operator
  • Farm Manager
  • Livestock Rancher / Breeder
  • Dairy Herd Supervisor (DHIA)
  • Agricultural Products Buyer
  • Animal Health Products Distributor
  • Livestock Seller
  • Feed and Supply Store Manager
  • Produce Commission Agent
  • Ag Lenders
  • Agricultural Chemical Dealer
  • Field Service Representative
  • Chemical Sales Representative
  • Agricultural Educator