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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

SERVICE AREA: Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Career Exploration Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Cluster IconNatural resources – including food, plants, animals and the environment – are a critical component of the world around us. According to the federal Bureau of Labor Statistics, this cluster includes nearly all farming, fishing and forestry occupations, as well as many opportunities in life, physical and social sciences. This is a growing field, with many of the occupations in this cluster typically requiring a high school diploma or equivalent, plus some additional on-the-job or specialized training. There are also some occupations that require two-year, four-year or graduate degrees.

Download the guide sheet below to learn more about:

  • the post-secondary education required for a sampling of career categories
  • recommended coursework to take in high school to be prepared for post-secondary education

Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Guide Sheet (PDF)

Kuder Navigator, the district’s career information system, helps students explore and prepare for various options after high school. Students take assessments beginning in middle school that identifies their interests, skills and work values that are matched up to career clusters, pathways and occupations. Learn more about Kuder Navigator and how it is used in the district.

Student Login

Students login to Kuder Navigator through the Clever Portal.

Parent Login

Students can generate a Parent Access Code from their Navigator account that parents use to establish a parent account.

View instructions on how to set up a parent account.

The Future Ready Iowa website directly connects students to tools for finding education, training and jobs beyond high school. It uses Labor Market Information to identify the number of jobs, the average median income and what training is required within a geographically determined distance.

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David Moeller
Educational Support Leader