Nebraska Network 21


Date of this Version

October 2000


Published in NAAE News & Views, October/November 2000, page 9. Published by National Association of Agricultural Educators. Online at


Soon, high school students in Mead, Nebraska will conduct experiments at the nearby 9,500-acre University of Nebraska Agricultural Research and Development Center (ARDC). Students will work directly with local agriculture businesses gaining experiences in applying agricultural techniques.

The agriculture program at Mead High School in Mead, Nebraska has been very successful in teaching agriculture production and agriculture leadership through FFA for many years. They have produced graduates that are highly successful in agriculture production and agribusiness. It is with this tradition in mind that the school reinvented their agriculture education program. The agriculture teachers for the M.E.A.D. program are Joe Baldassare and Jenny Gehle.