This product contains all three courses in the high school AFNR series.The Foundations in AFNR & STEM Careers course introduces students to the range of agricultural opportunities and the pathways of study they may pursue. All four pillars of STEM (science, technology, engineering & math) along with reading, writing and oral communication skills are integrated throughout this course. The Technical Skills in Agribusiness & AFNR course dives into the technical side of agribusiness and AFNR through hands-on tools and project-based activities. The Capstone: Applications of AFNR course focuses on the cooperative business structure within agribusiness and allows students to develop and run a cooperative of their own.
This course option contain all the curriculum and hardware to run each semester course.
The Foundations in AFNR & STEM Careers Course (135+ Hours)
The Technical Skills in Agribusiness & AFNR Course (110+ Hours)
The Capstone: Applications of AFNR Course (110+ Hours)
Adafruit Soil Sensor Mini-Kits
Hands-On & Digital Activities
Editable Rubrics & Teacher Resources
Foundations in AFNR & STEM Careers
MODULE 1 - What is AFNR?
Students will be introduced to AFNR, Agricultural History, and STEM skills.
MODULE 2 - Agribusiness Systems & Marketing
Students will learn about the field of agribusiness, economics, and marketing.
MODULE 3 - Animal Systems
Students will learn more about the field of animal systems, husbandry, and welfare.
MODULE 4 - Biotechnology
Students will learn more about the field and science of agricultural biotechnology.
MODULE 5 - Food Production & Processing
Students will learn about the field of food production, processing, and safety.
MODULE 6 - Natural Resource & Environmental Systems
Students will learn about the field of natural resources and environmental systems.
MODULE 7 - Plant Systems & Horticulture
Students will learn about the field of plant systems and horticulture.
MODULE 8 - Ag Power, Structure, & Technology
Students will learn about agricultural technology and precision agriculture.
MODULE 9 - SAE Project & Careers Education
Students will complete the SAE project and explore related careers.
Technical Skills in Agribusiness & AFNR Course Layout:
MODULE 1 - Intro to Agribusiness
Students will be introduced to agribusiness and the type of businesses.
MODULE 2 - Agribusiness Marketing
Students will learn about the field of agribusiness marketing.
MODULE 3 - Agribusiness Management & Economics
Students will learn more about agribusiness management and finances.
MODULE 4 - Precision Agriculture & Robotics
Students will learn about the modern technologies being used in agriculture.
MODULE 5 - CAD Skills in Agribusiness
Students will learn how computer-aided design can be utilized in agribusiness.
MODULE 6 - The Course Project
Students will complete the course agribusiness project final with their team.
Capstone: Applications of AFNR Course
MODULE 1 - Introduction to Cooperatives
Students will be introduced to cooperatives and other types of businesses.
MODULE 2 - Cooperative Principles & Practices
Students will learn about the essentials of cooperative practices.
MODULE 3 - Starting Up a Cooperative
Students will learn about how a new cooperative is formed.
MODULE 4 - Meet the Capstone Project
Students will work with their team to form and run a cooperative.
MODULE 5 - Present the Capstone Project
Students will present their capstone projects to an audience.
All three of the high school AFNR (Foundations, Technical, & Applications) courses utilize the following bodies of standards: