• Ag, Food & Natural Resources Academy

    Make an Impact by Feeding the World!

    Are you an individual that likes innovation and working in an ever-changing environment? Do you like working outdoors and with your hands? Do you possess strong initiative and work ethic, problem solving skills, strong science and math skills, interpersonal skills, and an interest in production? Do you like working with animals, researching new products, growing food, or working on production machinery? If any of these characteristics sound like you, then the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Academy may be the right fit for you.


  • FFA Contestants Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources is a field of study with a wide range of opportunities. These opportunities include manufacturing, managing land and resources, animal health, design and engineering, retail management, buying and selling livestock, or managing/owning your own business. The Ag, Food, and Natural Resources field is one of the largest growing industries with the largest variety of occupations in the world and is the largest in the panhandle region.

Student Experiences and Projects

  • Students enrolled in the Ag, Food, and Natural Resources Academy will have the opportunity to participate in a project based, student driven atmosphere. Students will research agricultural careers, participate in field trips, and take part in FFA activities. Students will have certification opportunities, participate in internships and job shadowing, and perform a variety of hands-on activities. Students will work closely with the community and take college level courses while enrolled in the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Academy.


Quick Facts

  • RELATED EDUCATIONAL PROGRAMS AT WNCC, EWC, or Nebraska College Technical Agriculture:
    Vet Medicine, Vet Tech, Vet Assistant, Welding Tech, Ag Business Forestry Technician, Diesel-Ag Service Tech, Ag Education


    • No cost for dual credit classes taught at SHS by an SHS instructor 
    • Dual credit classes taught at WNCC or at SHS by a WNCC instructor...
      • If school required as part of a Career Academy = no cost
      • If not school required = half of normal credit hour tuition
    • Textbooks will be issued by SBPS for all dual credit classes and will remain property of SBPS


    • Chadron State College
    • University of Nebraska- Lincoln
    • University of Wyoming
    • Nebraska/Wyoming Community Colleges
    • Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture

    Welding, HAZWOPER, and OSHA

    Based on local businesses starting wages for WNCC graduates in this industry, salaries range from $10.00 to $30.00 per hour.



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