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The Agriculture Food & Natural Resources Game
THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
The US Department of Agriculture (USDA) provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management. They have a vision to provide economic opportunity through innovation, helping rural America to thrive; to promote agriculture production that better nourishes Americans while also helping feed others throughout the world; and to preserve our Nation’s natural resources through conservation, restored forests, improved watersheds, and healthy private working lands.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad.
THE AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES
DIGITAL BADGE COLLECTION
The Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources digital badge collection verifies proven competencies in 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 and resources.
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Community On Demand
Completion of each digital badge collection and its service goals may lead to industry-based certifications
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