Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Add a $40.00 Contribution Value to your service-learning project when you earn the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources digital badge from the STEAM Career Skills digital badge collection.

Cluster Pathways
The National Career Clusters® Framework

This Career Cluster® is focused 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 or resources.

Agribusiness Systems

Projects that includes agrichemicals, breeding, crop production (farming and contract farming), distribution, farm machinery, processing, and seed supply, as well as marketing and retail sales

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Animal Systems

Projects related to the raising and caring of animals and developing more efficient ways of producing and processing meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products. Workers study genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth and care of domesticated farm animals

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Environmental Service Systems

Projects involved in water and air pollution control, recycling, waste disposal and public health issues

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Food Products & Processing Systems

Projects involved in bulk food production, the discovery of new food sources, the analysis of food content, and the development of ways to process, preserve, package or store food according to consumer needs, and. Includes those who monitor compliance with industry and government regulations

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Natural Resources Systems

Projects that develop, use, maintain, manage, and analyze natural resources that include catching and trapping various types of marine life and work related to recreation, wildlife, conservation, mining, logging, or oil drilling

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Plant Systems

Projects related to growing food, feed, and fiber crops, and the study of plants and their growth to help producers meet consumer demand while conserving natural resources and maintaining the environment

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Power, Structural & Technical Systems

Projects that require applied knowledge of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures, and controls to the field of agriculture in order to design agricultural structures, machinery and equipment

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Work-Based Learning Experiences

STEP 1.
Find An Opportunity

Identify a local service area with negative socio-economic conditions

STEP 2.
Plan & Investigate

Use the service goals below to develop and execute a plan of action.

STEP 3.
Draw A Conclusion

Implement your service-learning project to test the impact of your solutions.

STEP 4.
Present Findings
Present your impact solution results to community stakeholders.

STEAM Skill

Service Goal #1

Develop and manage a business plan to guide business activities, agribusiness leadership and management in the free enterprise system

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STEAM Skill

Service Goal #2

Document the health observation, nutrition, movement, identification, management procedures, environmental assessment, reproduction and performance of an animal

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STEAM Skill

Service Goal #3

Identify the public policies and regulations that impact your community’s environmental service systems by demonstrating use of tools, equipment, machinery and GIS/GPS technology to draft, survey, and map local land, facilities and infrastructure

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STEAM Skill

Service Goal #4

Demonstrate the food system from point of harvest to the consumption of food by the consumer, including properties of food constituents, protection of food
against deterioration and microbial contamination, introduction of foods into the marketplace, processes for making various foods, government regulations, use of food additives and controversial topics related to the food industry.

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STEAM Skill

Service Goal #5

Demonstrate the different components of soil, soil forming factors, soil erosion and soil conservation, and introduce surveying techniques and the
use of soil survey reports

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STEAM Skill

Service Goal #6

Demonstrate plant growth and development, genetics, plant nutrition, media selection, basic plant identification, pest management, and chemical disposal for greenhouse management, turf management, nursery operations, floriculture and/or landscaping

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STEAM Skill

Service Goal #7

Demonstrate various types of hardware systems to show their application potential, employ appropriate techniques to demonstrate application of GIS/GPS systems principles, and use computer applications to demonstrate use of spatial data.

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Leaderboards
Here are the Top 5 Contribution Value (CV) holders for each rank

AFFILIATE LEADERBOARD
$0 ~ $500 CVs

    Dana Jewel Harris with 132 contribution values

    Bejinsage with 3 contribution values

    NEXT Steps Youth Entrepreneur Program with 0 contribution values

    Brandy Booker with 0 contribution values

    Leon with 0 contribution values

ASSOCIATES LEADERBOARD
$501 ~ $1,000 CVs

    No users found with this rank

CERTIFIED LEADER LEADERBOARD
$1,001 ~ $1,500 CVs

    No users found with this rank

ADVISOR LEADERBOARD
$1,501 ~ $2,000 CVs

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EXECUTIVE LEADERBOARD
$2,001 ~ $2,500 CVs

    No users found with this rank

CHAMPION’S CIRCLE LEADERBOARD
$2,501+ CVs

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Legacy Council Members
Meet the STEAM Professionals that provide leadership, advice, mentorship and oversight for this cluster

- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Agribusiness Systems
Have experience and want to join our leadership team? Click the image above to apply for this Legacy Council position.
- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Animal Systems
Have experience and want to join our leadership team? Click the image above to apply for this Legacy Council position.
- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Environmental Service Systems
Have experience and want to join our leadership team? Click the image above to apply for this Legacy Council position.
- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Food Products & Processing Systems
Have experience and want to join our leadership team? Click the image above to apply for this Legacy Council position.
- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Natural Resources Systems
Have experience and want to join our leadership team? Click the image above to apply for this Legacy Council position.
- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Plant Systems
Have experience and want to join our leadership team? Click the image above to apply for this Legacy Council position.
- Vacancy -APPLY NOW! Power, Structural & Technical Systems
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The CTE STEAM Career Clusters

Select which industry you would like to explore

Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Careers in agribusiness, agritourism, environmental services, food processing, animal, plant, power & natural resource systems

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Architecture & Construction

Careers in designing, planning, managing, building and maintaining the built environment

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Arts, A/V Technologies & Communciations

Careers in visual and performing arts and design, journalism, and publishing multimedia content

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Business Management & Administration

Careers in planning, organizing, directing and evaluating functions essential to efficient and productive business operations

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Education & Training

Careers in planning, managing and providing education, training services, and related learning support services

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Film, Digital Media & Entertainment

Careers in designing, producing, exhibiting, performing, writing, and entertainment services

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Finance

Careers in financial and investment planning, banking, insurance, and business financial management

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Government & Public Policy

Careers in governance, national security, foreign service, planning, revenue and taxation, and regulations

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Green Energy & Sustainable Technologies

Careers that understand and manage the economic activities needed to meet the evolving needs of individuals and communities within the limits of their natural resources and ecosystems

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Health Sciences

Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development

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Hospitality & Tourism

Careers in the management, marketing & operations of restaurants and other lodging, attractions, travel & recreation events

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Human Services

Careers in counseling and mental health services, family and community services, personal care, and consumer services

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Information Technologies

Careers in the design, development, support and management of hardware, software, multimedia and systems integration services

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Law & Public Safety

Careers in planning, managing, and providing legal, public safety, protective services and homeland security

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Manufacturing

Careers in planning, managing and performing the processing of materials into intermediate or final products

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Marketing

Careers in advertising, promotions, marketing, sales, marketing research, merchandising, or public relations

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STEAM Investigative Process

Design an impact solution by researching a topic, developing, planning and coordinating a project plan, then drawing conclusions from your results

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Transportation, Distriibution & Logistrics

Careers in planning, management, and movement of people, materials, and goods by road, pipeline, air, rail and water

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STEAM Education eGift Card

AGRICULTURE, FOOD & NATURAL RESOURCES EGIFT CARD
$40.00 Contribution Value

Share this STEAM Education eGift card to earn rewards and demonstrate your interests in exploring careers in production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities and resources. 

Sponsorship Allocations

30% – Student Stipends (Cash Reward)
40% – Impact Project Fund
30% – Community On Demand Network Fund 

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