Deadline approaching for Excellence in Ag Literacy Award nominationsPosted on Oct 17, 2012
Louisville , KY (October 17, 2012) – The deadline is rapidly approaching for Kentucky teachers to be nominated for 2012 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award. The award, bestowed annually by Kentucky Farm Bureau (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. Applications are being solicited for just two more weeks. Nominations must be received at the KFB state office by Thursday, November 1.
All certified pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade teachers who are engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curriculum are eligible. Self-nominations, as well as nominations from school faculty, community leaders or parents, are encouraged. A downloadable nomination form, complete with program guidelines and evaluation criteria about the Excellence in Ag Literacy Award, is available through the KFB website, kyfb.com/federation.
The winner of the award will be announced on Friday, December 7, 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 Minneapolis, Minnesota, June 25-28, 2013, where he or she will represent Kentucky in the national competition.