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Teacher of the Year Award

Award to a Nebraska K-8 teacher to Recognize Efforts to
Integrate Agricultural Concepts into the Classroom Curriculum

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Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation

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Award of $250 and in-kind support to a Nebraska K-8 teacher to recognize efforts to integrate agricultural concepts into the classroom curriculum. The award is intended to recognize a teacher for their integrated efforts and interest in teaching students about the importance of agriculture.

Criteria for Selection

  • Application should convey a strong sense of the teacher’s efforts to integrate agricultural literacy concepts into core-subject learning. This should include reference to classroom teaching and learning activities.
  • The successful applicant will integrate and utilize agricultural information within his/her classroom curriculum to assist students in learning about the importance of agriculture. Instruction may include, but is not limited to:
    • Understanding the importance and value of agriculture in students’ daily lives.
    • Understanding the relationships among agriculture, food and fiber, animals, health, energy systems, technology, economics, and the environment.
    • Identifying and understanding the connections between academic content areas and agricultural careers.
    • Additional points will be awarded for participation in or use of Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation programs and resources. For example:
      • Ag Pen Pal Program
      • Nebraska AITC Enriching Activities
      • Virtual Field Trips
      • Farm/ Ranch Field Trips
      • Classroom Presentations

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GrantWatch ID#: 140860

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The winner of this award will receive:
- A trip to the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Little Rock, Arkansas to gain new ideas for their classroom. The award includes conference registration, airfare, and lodging.
- A Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation Book Bundle: Twelve accurate agriculture books with corresponding literature guides.
- A $250 cash prize for use in the teacher’s classroom.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Eligible Applicants:
- Full-time teachers currently engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into non-vocational agriculture classroom settings at the Kindergarten to 8th grade levels. This must be an individual teacher.
- Past winners of this award may not apply again.

Pre-Application Information:

- Deadline to apply is December 1.
- Winner will be announced January 1.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

The online application can be found on the URL for Full Text link below.

Nebraska Farm Bureau Foundation
5225 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512
P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299

Telephone: (800) 742-4016 or (402) 421‑4400
Fax: (402) 421‑4439

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