NORFOLK, Neb. -- A northeast Nebraska school held a groundbreaking ceremony on Sunday for its new ag education facility and science addition.

Lutheran High Northeast administrators, teachers, students, along with religious and political leaders, took part in the event officially signaling the start of construction for LHNE's newest addition.

The new 10,000 sq. ft. ag facility will include a workshop and classroom. It will house the ag education program, which was started at LHNE in 2019. The program includes a full offering of courses and over 35 FFA members.

The 3,200 sq. ft. science laboratory and classroom is designed to meet the needs of the school's growing enrollment, school officials said.

The project was funded through the nine-month "Growing the Future, Rooted in Him" campaign, which has raised $3.75 million of the total cost of $3.9 million.

The facilities were designed by architects Davis Design of Lincoln. Huff Construction will serve as the general contractor.

A completion date has been set for December of 2022, enabling the rooms to utilized by the start of next year's spring semester.

"We are so blessed for all of the wonderful support from Northeast Nebraska," the school said in a statement released on Sunday.