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Deadlines Loom for Ag Teaching Award Applications

20 Jun 2017 8:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Deadline for ag foundation teacher of the year award fast approaching

MANHATTAN, Kan. - JUNE 18, 2017 - The application deadline for the 2018 Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year and Kansas Farm Bureau (KFB) Foundation for Agriculture Regional Excellence in Teaching awards is fast approaching. The awards honor Kansas teachers who excel at incorporating agriculture into their everyday classroom curriculum. Applications are due June 30, 2017

All K-12 district-certified Kansas teachers who currently engage in integrating agriculture into a non-vocational agriculture classroom setting are eligible for the award. Applications will be evaluated on creativity and utilization of agricultural information, interdisciplinary approach, advancement of educational standards and student impact. 

The Teacher of the Year award winner will receive an all-expense paid trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) convention, sponsored by High Plains Journal and AG am in Kansas. KFB regional award winners will receive their choice of a $600 scholarship to attend the NAITC convention or a $200 cash prize. The 2018 NAITC conference is slated for June 26-29, 2018 in Portland, Maine.

The Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year award has been in place since 2008. The award honors the late Janet Sims, an educator for more than 30 years and a strong agriculture advocate. Sims served on the KFAC board of directors from 2005 until her passing in 2007. 

Applications can be downloaded on the KFAC website at www.ksagclassroom.org by clicking on Teachers and Teacher of the Year. Application deadline is June 30, 2017.


About Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom

The Kansas Foundation for Agriculture in the Classroom (KFAC) is a 501c3 nonprofit organization. KFAC was founded in 1982 as part of a nationwide initiative to help students gain a greater awareness of the role of agriculture in the economy and society so that they may become citizens who support wise agricultural policies. For more information, visit www.ksagclassroom.org or call (785) 320-4350.

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