The Agriculture & Natural Resource Center of Excellence focuses on fostering connections between education and industry in order to meet the ever-evolving needs of Washington’s economy. As technology changes, sustainability practices become more defined, our population grows, these partnerships become increasingly vital to maintaining a strong workforce.

Agriculture & Natural Resource Center Of Excellence Advisory Board

Advisory Board Members

  • Leslie Druffel – The McGregor Company
  • Rey Rojas – Empey Orchards
  • Randy Burke – Department of Natural Resources
  • Erik Nicholson – United Farm Workers
  • Annie Byerley – 5B Farms

ANR recognizes the many, varied, and specific employing needs of the industries we serve. The Community and Technical College (CTC) system supports industry partners through programs at 27 of the State’s 34 CTCs. To learn more about which programs may be graduating students that meet your employing needs, please visit our Pathways to Excellence Program Guide.