Northeast Nebraska native jumpstarts FFA program
WYNOT, Neb. -- Aurora Urwiler’s two interests have been agriculture and education since high school.
Now, the Ag and Industrial Tech teacher is at the helm of the first FFA chapter in Wynot.
The Laurel native began her FFA career from the start of her freshman year at LCC’s chapter.
“My first step in as a freshman was when I decided Ag Education was for me and I can take my passion to be a teacher and my passion for agriculture and combine them," Urwiler said.
Urwiler said she competed in many events in high school and developed her love of the field from her experiences at FFA.
After graduating high school, Urwiler moved on to the Nebraska College of Technical Agriculture and then transferred to UNL.
Following her student teaching in Wayne, it was a flyer for a 5K that introduced Urwiler to the FFA program at Wynot.
“The proceeds were going to the Ag and Industrial Tech program," Urwiler said. "I knew they didn’t have one so then I reached out to the superintendent here at school, Paul Hans, and the rest is history and here we are.”
The first contests for the new program have concluded; and Urwiler said the team did a good job for their first contest with her junior team placing 10th and the senior team placing 15th in livestock judging.
Wynot FFA has another contest in February and Urwiler is excited to see where the new program will go.