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 agricultural and natural resource industries 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,cultivate relationships that support the creation and sharing of 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.