300 L Street
Aurora, NE 68818

Agricultural Education

About Agricultural Education

Welcome to the Aurora Agricultural Education Department. The Aurora Agricultural Education Department is dedicated to the preparation of students for successful careers and a lifetime of informed choices in the global agriculture, food, fiber and natural resources systems.

Once known as Vocational Agriculture, today’s Agricultural Education carries on the tradition of providing instruction though 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, all of which are essential to the economic development of the Nebraska.

By serving students in 143 schools across Nebraska, Agricultural Education provides these opportunities to over 12,500 students each year.

Greenhouse Management students plant a perennial vegetable garden around the greenhouse.

Horticulture students compete at the district Soil Judging contest near Nelson Nebraska.
Natural Resources students build a fish habitat on the ice at The Leadership Center.

Food Science students learn the art of meat processing by butchering a deer.