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Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award

Award to a South Carolina PreK-12 Teacher to
Recognize Outstanding Agricultural Education

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South Carolina Farm Bureau (SCFB)

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Award of $1,000 to a South Carolina pre-K-12 teacher in recognition of outstanding integration of agricultural concepts into the regular curriculum. Nominations are invited on behalf of teachers in nonvocational classroom settings who have instructed students on the importance of agriculture.

The Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award was created to recognize a K-12 teacher who integrates exemplary agricultural education in his or her daily classroom lessons.

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 production, animals, health, energy systems, technology, economics, and the environment;
-Identifying and understanding the connections between academic content areas and agricultural careers including, but not limited to, STEM careers;
- Understanding the overall connectedness between STEM and agriculture.

Innovative, integrated, and interdisciplinary programs are encouraged.

Applications should demonstrate methods of integration and instruction of one or more of the following national agricultural literacy themes:

1. Agriculture and the Environment
2. Plants and Animals for Food, Fiber and Energy
3. Food, Health, and Lifestyle
4. Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
5. Culture, Society, Economy and Geography

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GrantWatch ID#: 178764

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Prizes include a $1000 cash award, a trip to the South Carolina Farm Bureau Convention in Myrtle Beach to receive the award and a trip to the National Ag in the Classroom Conference. The winner will go on to compete for the national award, Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

District certified teachers currently engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into non-vocational agriculture classroom settings at the pre-K to 12th grade levels are eligible.

Teachers of high school agricultural education, or career and technical education are not eligible for this award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline for entries is April 30. Judging and selection of winner will be completed by July 31.

Unsuccessful applicants from previous years may be resubmitted. Prior winners of this award are ineligible for future awards under this program.

Contact Information:

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

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Tracy Miskelly, Director of Ag in the Classroom

South Carolina Farm Bureau
P.O. Box 754
Columbia, SC 29202

Physical Address:
724 Knox Abbott Dr.
Cayce, SC 29033
(803) 796-5880

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USA: South Carolina