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Career & Technical Education: Learning That Works for New Jersey

Career Clusters: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Career Cluster® focuses on the production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources.

Career Pathways:

  • Agribusiness Systems
  • Animal Systems
  • Environmental Service Systems
  • Food Products and Processing Systems
  • Natural Resources Systems
  • Plant Systems
  • Power, Structural and Technical Systems

NJ Career & Technical Education Standards

Approved CTE Programs

Career Cluster Lead
Office of Career Readiness
609-633-0665
cte@doe.state.nj.us

Resources provided are for your reference. The New Jersey Department of Education does not endorse any resources.

Technical Skill Assessments

Pathway CIP Program Name Assessment Name
Agribusiness Systems 010101 Agricultural Business and Management, General NOCTI Job Ready – Production Agriculture
Agribusiness Systems 010101 Agricultural Business and Management, General CASE Online - Intro to AFNR
Agribusiness Systems 010101 Agricultural Business and Management, General CASE Online - Principles of Ag Science - Plant
Agribusiness Systems 010101 Agricultural Business and Management, General CASE Online - Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Animal Systems 010504 Dog/Pet/Animal Grooming NOCTI Job Ready - Small Animal Science and Technology
Animal Systems 010901 Animal Science American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) – Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician (ALAT)
Animal Systems 010901 Animal Science CASE Online - Intro to AFNR
Animal Systems 010901 Animal Science CASE Online - Principles of Ag Science - Animal
Animal Systems 010901 Animal Science CASE Online - Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Plant Systems 010000 Agriculture, General NOCTI Job Ready – Production Agriculture
Plant Systems 010000 Agriculture, General CASE Online - Intro to AFNR
Plant Systems 010000 Agriculture, General CASE Online - Principles of Ag Science - Plant
Plant Systems 010000 Agriculture, General CASE Online - Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Plant Systems 010601 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General NOCTI Job Ready – Production Agriculture
Plant Systems 010601 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General NOCTI Job Ready – Horticultural Landscaping
Plant Systems 010601 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General CASE Online - Intro to AFNR
Plant Systems 010601 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General CASE Online - Principles of Ag Science - Plant
Plant Systems 010601 Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General CASE Online - Animal and Plant Biotechnology
Plant Systems 010603 Ornamental  Horticulture NOCTI Job Ready - Floriculture
Plant Systems 010604 Greenhouse Operation & Management NOCTI Job Ready – Floriculture / Greenhouse
Plant Systems 010605 Landscaping & Groundskeeping NOCTI Job Ready – Horticultural Landscaping
Plant Systems 010605 Landscaping & Groundskeeping CASE Online - Intro to AFNR
Plant Systems 010605 Landscaping & Groundskeeping CASE Online - Principles of Ag Science - Plant
Plant Systems 010606 Plant Nursery Operations & Management NOCTI Job Ready - Floriculture
Plant Systems 010606 Plant Nursery Operations & Management NOCTI Job Ready – Horticultural Landscaping
Plant Systems 010608 Floriculture/Floristry Operations and Management NOCTI Job Ready - Floriculture
Plant Systems 011101 Plant Science, General CASE Online - Intro to AFNR
Plant Systems 011101 Plant Science, General CASE Online - Principles of Ag Science - Plant
Plant Systems 011101 Plant Science, General CASE Online - Animal and Plant Biotechnology

Curriculum Resources: Please contact the Career Cluster Lead.

Professional Associations

Professional Development

Webinars

Resources

FFA Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO) State Advisor
Nancy Trivette
New Jersey Department of Agriculture
Office of Agricultural Education
369 South Warren Street, P.O. Box 330
Trenton, NJ 08625-0330
NJ FFA Association

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