North Carolina Farm Bureau Ag in the Classroom annually recognizes a North Carolina teacher who does an outstanding job of incorporating agriculture into his/her curriculum. Click below to view information and to view/download copies of nomination and application forms.
Agriculture is an important part of everyone's life. Clothing, food, fuel, housing, medicine, and much more are rooted in agriculture. Agricultural issues can support the teaching of many academic disciplines. Recognizing this, NC AITC honors educators across the state who are effectively integrating agriculture into the classroom curriculum. Enclosed are the award guidelines, nomination and application forms. Nominated teachers will be asked to submit award applications that describe their methods for incorporating agricultural concepts into their classrooms.
Who is eligible for this award?
Certified teachers currently teaching any grade - Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade - and are integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula (i.e. reading, writing, math, science, etc.) are encouraged to apply.
What are the criteria for selection?
Teachers must utilize agricultural information and/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, an understanding of agriculture's impact on personal lives, our national heritage, the environment, national security and the economy. Innovative and interdisciplinary programs are encouraged.
How can nominations be submitted?
Self-nominations as well as nominations from school faculty, community leaders, parents or students are invited. Submit the Nomination Form and a letter of recommendation (2 page maximum length) that describes the educator's ability to promote agricultural literacy and his/her role in applying agricultural education in their current curriculum. Nominations must be postmarked by January 17, 2013 and Applications from nominees must be postmarked by February 14, 2013. Mail nominations and applications to:
North Carolina Farm Bureau
Ag in the Classroom
PO Box 27766
Raleigh, NC 27611
Attention: Michele Reedy