Natasha Craft of Pulaski County Wins 2023 KFB Excellence in Ag Literacy AwardPosted on Nov 30, 2023
Kentucky Farm Bureau announced today that Natasha Craft, teacher at Pulaski Elementary, is the recipient of KFB’s 2023 Excellence in Ag Literacy Award.
The Excellence in Ag Literacy Award recognizes a certified pre-kindergarten through 12th grade teacher who excels in their efforts to incorporate agricultural concepts through their academic studies.
Craft pioneered the first ever Camp Invention for the Pulaski County school district. The fun-filled summer camp focused on engineering concepts and learning business trades like creating and obtaining a patent for a product. This camp attracted 92 students.
Craft spent an entire year prior to the camp gathering funding so students who may not financially be able to attend would have the same opportunities as those who did. She partnered with Pulaski County Farm Bureau board to help with funding for students who could otherwise not attend if not for financial assistance.
“Since Pulaski County has many working farms and many students who plan to enter this area of workforce when they are adults, it is imperative that we continue to expose students to the many opportunities in agriculture,” said Pulaski Elementary Principal Angela Adkins. “With the support of the local Farm Bureau, students had opportunities to bring their ideas and designs to life. That's what it is all about!”
Craft will receive $500 and an all-expense paid trip to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference where she will represent Kentucky.