Agriculture and Natural Resources

Berea College

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Graduates receive a Bachelor of Science (BS) in Agriculture and Natural Resources. The ANR Program’s curriculum provides all students with a sound foundation in ANR with flexible options to pursue training in particular areas of interest including the sciences, animal science, and natural resources management. Students often pair their ANR major with a minor in Sustainability and Environmental Studies, Forest Resource Management, or Business Administration.

Opportunities & Internships

All ANR majors do internships. Recent locations include Berea and anywhere across the U.S. from Hawaii to Alaska. International examples include Romania, Trinidad and Tobago, and Uganda.

Work on the College Farm, one of the oldest continuously operating student educational farms in the US. It farms beef cattle, hogs, poultry, field crops, horticultural crops, and honey bees, much of which is USDA certified organic.

Contribute to the Farm Store, which offers foods produced by Berea students working on the farm, products from nearby farms, and small businesses in the central Appalachian Region. The farm also regularly supplies pork, beef, and fresh produce to the campus dining hall and Boone Tavern Hotel.

Careers & Outcomes

Berea graduates are distinguished by the practical experience they gain in the work study program. Berea ANR graduates find employment in a wide variety of occupations and career fields, including: 

  • Public health and land-use planning
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Agrichemical and Biotechnology Companies
  • Grad programs, including: University of Kentucky, Virginia Tech, Yale University, etc.
  • USDA Cooperative Extension
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Agritourism
  • Environmental Protection

Contact Us

Berea College | Goldthwait Agriculture Building | CPO 2161 | Berea, KY 40404 | 859-985-3248