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GFB accepting applications for AITC Teacher of the Year

Georgia Farm Bureau is accepting applications for the Georgia Agriculture in the Classroom 2017 Teacher of the Year Award, which recognizes outstanding teachers who actively engage students in learning about agriculture. Certified teachers currently using agricultural concepts in non-vocational agriculture classroom settings at the pre-K through 12th-grade levels are eligible.

The deadline to apply is Oct. 13. A panel of judges will select the winner, who will receive a $500 cash award and a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference, which will be held June 26-29, 2018, in Portland, Maine.

The award will be presented during the Celebrating Ag Literacy event on Dec. 3 at the GFB Convention on Jekyll Island.

Applications and complete criteria and instructions are available online at this website, and must be submitted to GFB Ag in the Classroom Coordinator Donna Rocker by email at Rocker may be contacted at that email address or by phone at 478-474-0679 ext. 5365 for more information.

Marla Garnto of Houston County, winner of the 2016 Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year.