Nebraska agricultural teachers, faculty from higher education, and industry representatives have helped to determine appropriate standards for students enrolled in agricultural education courses. Taking a backwards-approach to development, standards were written with capstone courses that are based on entry level college courses in Nebraska. From there, an intermediate level course was written, and finally the introductory level course. This creates a three-level Program of Study for a student to experience specific career pathways within the Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources career field.
The courses are outlined in the graphic below with the introductory level on the left, intermediate level in the middle, and capstone level courses on the right. Click to download a printable version of the AFNR Programs of Study and Course Standards Outline at the bottom of this page. To view specific standards for each course, click the Visit the Course Standards Portal button.