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Urban Agriculture and Natural Resources Academy


Bryan High School Urban Ag

Bryan is currently the only Omaha Public School to have an agricultural program and has now become the largest FFA chapter in the State of Nebraska. In this academy, students utilize knowledge of both urban and traditional agriculture to be innovators in their field and positive members in the community. Agricultural themes are incorporated into their core coursework such as plant and animal science and food production.

Students participate in various competitions and regularly attend field trips and conferences across the state. Vegetable and fruit gardens are managed by the students along with other landscaping projects throughout the campus. In the spring of 2016, as part of the Animal Science Class, Bryan High Urban Ag students will begin operation of a chicken coop to gain knowledge of animal husbandry. The students are designing and building the coop and will gain hands-on experience as they oversee the process of hatching of eggs, caring for the chickens and selling the eggs in conjunction with their garden program.

Students have the opportunity to earn approximately 20 hours of dual enrollment credit at Metro Community College through this program.

 Please check out the FFA page for more information and upcoming events. 

For a description of courses in the Urban Agriculture and Natural Sciences Academy, see page 56-57 of the Bryan High Curriculum Handbook.

Urban Agriculture Staff

Mary Miller, Curriculum Specialist
Tyler Schindler, Ag Instructor
Rhett Wurst, Biology/Plant Science Instructor
Matt Pierson, Social Studies Instructor
James Vanatta, English Instructor
Krystal Kolb, Food Science/Internship Coordinator
Kelsi Zinn, Resource Teacher

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Ambassador Visit

Ambassador Vetter Visits Bryan
January 11, 2016