The Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence (ANR) is one of 11 Centers of Excellence in Washington State that link business, industry, labor, and the state’s educational systems to create highly skilled and readily available workforce critical to the success of the state’s economy.

ANR, housed at Walla Walla Community College, enhances the agricultural and natural resource industry in Washington State by supporting programs offered at community and technical colleges – serving 23 of the states 34 colleges. ANR services ensure the efficient use of resources for workforce development activities and initiatives by nurturing a culture of cooperation within the college system, and is a resource to promote agriculture and natural resource education, create and share curricula, expand and strengthen degree/certificate programs, and facilitate professional development for college faculty.

The Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence is a central hub for the collection and dissemination of the most current agriculture and natural resource education and training information. ANR demonstrates collaboration and communication while fostering mutually beneficial connections between industry and educational partners, consistently serving as a resource to the agricultural industry, the community and technical college system, the K-12 system, and four-year colleges/universities.

Goals

  • Demonstrate collaboration and communication while fostering mutually beneficial connections among education and industry.
  • Ensure the efficient use of state resources for workforce development activities and initiatives by nurturing a culture of cooperation within the community and technical college system.
  • Provide leadership and coordination that link education services and industry needs.

Services

Agriculture & Natural Resource Industry
  • Connection to Community and Technical College Partners
  • Dissemination of Industry Practices and Opportunities
  • Professional Development Opportunities
  • Promotion of Education and Careers in Agriculture & Natural Resources
Community and Technical College System
  • Articulation Agreements Four-Year Colleges/Universities
  • Faculty Professional Development
  • DACUM assistance
  • Representation at Industry Conferences and Events
  • Student Recruitment
  • Industry Partnerships
  • K12 Partnerships
K-12 System & Four-Year Colleges/Universities
  • Articulation Agreements with Community and Technical Colleges
  • Professional Development
  • Promotion of Education and Careers in Agriculture
  • Community and Technical College Partnerships

Washington’s Centers Of Excellence – www.coewa.com

The major economic driving industries of Washington State have an immense amount of crossover. While each Center of Excellence has their own focus, we often work together to best serve Washington as a whole. Learn more at the COE websites, below!