Applicants Sought for Outstanding Teacher Award

Mrs. VandenBush, 2019 Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher, pictured with her students.

Do you know an educator that does a great job incorporating agriculture into their classroom? If so, encourage them to fill out an application for the Wisconsin Farm Bureau’s Ag in the Classroom program’s Outstanding Teacher Award.

Certified teachers currently integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula in the pre-K through high school levels are eligible to apply. Applications may be from an individual teacher or a teaching team. Certified agricultural education instructors are not eligible.

Teachers must utilize agricultural information or materials within the classroom curriculum in an effort to assist students in learning the importance of agriculture. Learning activities may include, but are not limited to, understanding agriculture’s impact on personal lives, our national heritage, the environment or the economy. Innovative and interdisciplinary programs are encouraged.

The state winner(s) will receive a plaque and $500 to be used toward attending the 2020 National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Salt Lake City, UT. The winner(s) will also represent Wisconsin as the state’s nominee for the Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award Program presented by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Ag in the Classroom program.

For the application, visit the Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom website. Applicants should download the form, complete the information and return four copies to Wisconsin Farm Bureau, PO Box 5550, Madison, WI 53705. The application must be postmarked by October 15.

For more information about Wisconsin Ag in the Classroom, visit wisagclassroom.org, email [email protected] or call 608.828.5644.