KFB seeking nominations for “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award”

Posted on May 26, 2015
Louisville, KY (May 26, 2015) – Kentucky Farm Bureau (KFB) is searching across the state for 2015 “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award” nominees. The award, presented annually by KFB during its annual meeting, was established to recognize and reward teachers who excel in their efforts to incorporate agricultural concepts throughout their core academic studies.

Darleen Horton
Darleen Horton (left), a teacher at Cane Run Elementary School, received the 2014 “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award” at Kentucky Farm Bureau’s 95th annual meeting, held in Louisville. The award was presented by Scott Christmas (right), KFB’s Director of Agricultural Education, Women and Young Farmer Programs.

“Real-life application of agriculture in the classroom can significantly aid teachers as they seek to engage and maintain student interest in core subject matter,” said Scott Christmas, KFB’s Director of Agricultural Education, Women and Young Farmer Programs. “We want to honor teachers who do this well and do this often.”

All certified pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curriculum are eligible. Self-nominations, as well as nominations from school faculty, community leaders or parents, are encouraged.

Nomination forms with guidelines and evaluation criteria for the “Excellence in Ag Literacy Award” can be downloaded at kyfb.com/federation. All applications must be received at the KFB state office by Friday, October 23.

The winner of the award will be announced on Friday, December 4, during the KFB Annual Meeting at the Galt House in Louisville. In addition to statewide recognition, the winning teacher will also receive $500 and an all-expense-paid trip to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Phoenix, Arizona, June 20-24, 2016, where he or she will represent Kentucky in the national competition.

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