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GFB looking for Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year

Posted on February 26, 2021 12:00 AM

“It’s so important for students to understand how agriculture impacts their daily life. Fortunately, many teachers in our state are integrating agriculture into their daily lessons,” said GFB Educational Program Coordinator Lauren Goble. “This Georgia Farm Bureau award allows county Farm Bureaus to nominate a teacher who goes above and beyond to teach his/ her students about Georgia agriculture. We look forward to recognizing one of these teachers as the 2021 Georgia Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year.”

• This award recognizes a Georgia educator for his/her excellence in incorporating agriculture into their Georgia standards curriculum. Agricultural concepts can support the teaching of many academic programs such as STEM, STEAM & STREAM.

• July 16 is deadline for submitting applications. Winner receives a $500 cash award & a trip to the 2022 National Ag in the Classroom Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York, June 28-July 1.

• High school/middle school/elementary school ag teachers are not eligible for this award.

• Teacher should have a close partnership with their local Farm Bureau.

• If interested in applying please contact your local Farm Bureau office. Visit to reach your county Farm Bureau.

• Applications must be submitted online. Visit for more information & to apply.

Cherokee County teacher Karen Garland (pictured) was the 2020 GFB AITC Teacher of the Year. Visit www.gfb. ag/garland20aitcteacher to learn how the Clarke Creek Elementary teacher instructs her students about agriculture while meeting STEM standards.

National AITC Conference

• June 28 -July 1/ Des Moines, Iowa

• Conference will be held as a hybrid event with in-person events for

attendees who can travel & live streaming/virtual access for those who can’t.

• Early registration rate of $435 for in-person ends June 1. Virtual registration is $50.

• Visit for more information or to register.

Georgia Farm Bureau Educational Program Coordinator Lauren Goble may be reached at or 478-474-0679, ext. 5135. Visit for the latest AITC news & for resources to teach children  how their food is grown.