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Seven Georgia educators selected for AFBF STEM program

The American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture has announced participants selected for On the Farm Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) professional development events in Fort Worth, Texas, March 26-28, and Portland, Oregon, May 23-25. The training is designed to bring science to life for participants with the help of American beef cattle ranchers, researchers, nutritionists and veterinarians.

 Nearly 350 applications were received for 40 spots in Fort Worth, 30 spots in Philadelphia and 40 spots in Portland. Applications closed Jan. 1 and participants were notified of acceptance for the On the Farm STEM events.

Georgia teachers selected for the program in Fort Worth are: Jennifer Carroll, Roopville Elementary School, STEM Coordinator (Carroll County); Sara Hughes, Oglethorpe County Middle School, Ag Teacher; Nathan Medley, Floyd County Schools, Instructional Technology Specialist; Dona Morgan, Floyd County Schools Georgia, Teacher; Helen Ward, Effingham County, STEM Coach. Georgia teachers selected for the Portland event are: Kathryn Brown, Clarke County School District, Teacher; Belynda Songer, STEM Educator for Teachers at Museum of Aviation.