Agriculture & Natural Resources

The mission of agriculture & natural resources is:

  • to prepare students for careers in the agriculture industry;
  • to support students in their career choices; and
  • to develop leadership skills in students to benefit their community and the food, fiber, and natural resource systems.

The Wisconsin and National FFA Organization is dedicated to making a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

School Based Agricultural Education - Contextual Inquiry-based Instruction & Learning

Jeff A. Hicken
Agriculture and Natural Resources Education Consultant
Phone: 608-267-9255

Christina Hinkley
Office Operations Associate
Phone: 608-266-7262

What's New in Wisconsin Agriculture & Natural Resources Education

Mail Lists and Discussion Groups - This is an updated link to sign up for CTE mail lists and discussion groups. Please follow the link to the page to directions on how to sign up.

Upcoming Events


Wisconsin Association of FFA Events:


3-4  Eau Claire Farm Show
6-7  State FFA Proficiency Judging ‐ Wisconsin Dells
20-21  212 Conference & EDGE Conference – Eau Claire
24-26  WPS Farm Show – Oshkosh
26  Regional Career Development Events – Platteville
27  Regional Career Development Events – FVTC‐ Appleton
28  Regional Career Development Events/Ag. Tech Contest – UW‐River Falls


24  State FFA Career Development Events – Madison


Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Education Events:

Come back soon to check for new AFNR event postings!

Resources for Fall In-Services 2014

AFNR Fall 2014 In-Service Letter from State Superintendent  and Brochure

Program Information Resources Associations Curriculum

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For questions about this information, contact Jeff Hicken (608) 267-9255