About Agricultural Education

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The Agricultural Education Mission:  Agricultural Education prepares students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, and natural resource systems.

Once known as Vocational Agriculture, today's Agricultural Education carries on the tradition of providing instruction through an integrated model of classroom instruction, leadership instruction, and experiential learning

Knowing that the agricultural industry employs one of every three Nebraskans, and that world population will increase by over 2.5 billion people within their lifetime, students are motivated in this career field.  They equip themselves for this reality in local classes/programs and during world-class state and national educational experiences.  The Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Career Cluster is comprised of seven Career Pathways (see right), all  of which are essential to the economic development of Nebraska. 

By serving students in 189 schools across Nebraska, Agricultural Education provides these opportunities to over 20,000 young people each year.  

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Integrating the three essential components: