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Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources



The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster focuses on the essential elements of life-food, water, land, and air. The career cluster includes a diverse spectrum of occupations, ranging from farmer, rancher, and veterinarian to geologist, land conservationist, and florist. It also includes non-traditional agricultural occupations like wind energy, solar energy, and oil and gas production.

Animal Science Program of Study courses offered:  

  • Principles of AFNR 
  • Small Animal Management  
  • Equine Science
  • Livestock Production
  • Practicum in AFNR  
  • Advanced Animal Science (dual credit)


Applied Agricultural Engineering Program of Study courses offered:  

  • Principles of AFNR
  • Agricultural Mechanics and Metal Technologies
  • Agricultural Structures Design and Fabrications
  • Agricultural Power Systems
  • Practicum in AFNR


Environmental and Natural Resources courses offered:

  • Principles of AFNR 
  • Wildlife, Fisheries, and Ecology Management
  • Forestry and Woodlands Ecosystems
  • Practicum in AFNR

New Boston High School AFNR courses prepare students for careers in welding, mechanics, environmental and agricultural engineering, and environmental science.

Mrs. Angie Duke’s Bio

Master of Science in Secondary Education with Science Emphasis, Texas A&M Texarkana

Educational Leadership Program, Stephen F. Austin State University

Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Education, Stephen F. Austin State University

Associate of Science in Agriculture, Texarkana College

Meat Science coursework, Eastern Oklahoma State College

Owner, Family Tradition Farms LLC, Rock Bar Meatworks, FTF Deer Processors

Volunteer Interests - Local assistance through Hooks Children's Ministry, Disaster relief with 8 Days of Hope, Food Assistance through Hunters for the Hungry, Worldwide mission Operation Christmas Child

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Mr. Braven Smith’s Bio 

Braven Smith has taught Agricultural Mechanics for five years. He has been a part of the New Boston ANFR program for two years. In his spare time, Mr. Smith enjoys working mules and hunting. 

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New Boston Independent School District offers Career and Technical Education programs in Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Arts A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and Health Science. Admission to these programs is based on interest, age, grade level, and pre-requisite requirements.   It is the policy of the New Boston ISD not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, gender, or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.   New Boston ISD will take steps to assure the lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs. For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact the Title IX/Section 504 coordinator.


New Boston Independent School District ofrece programas vocacionales en Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Arts A/V Technology & Communications; Business, Marketing, and Finance; and Health Science. La admisión a estos programas se basa en grade level, age appropriateness, y prior course prerequisite.   Es norma de New Boston Independent School District no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.  New Boston Independent School District tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales. Para información sobre sus derechos o procedimientos para quejas, comuníquese con el Coordinador del Título IX/504.