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S.D. Ag in the Classroom seeks ‘Teacher of Year’ nominations
By From staff reports

March 20. 2013 9:14AM
South Dakota Ag in the Classroom will recognize one outstanding South Dakota teacher for his/her innovative efforts to meet state standards by integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula.

Teachers must utilize agricultural information and/or materials in an effort to assist students in understanding the importance of agriculture. Learning activities may include but are not limited to an understanding of agriculture’s impact on personal lives, our national and/or South Dakota heritage, the environment and South Dakota’s economy.

All certified South Dakota K-8 teachers presently teaching in South Dakota are eligible for the award.

“This is an excellent opportunity for students, parents, colleagues or ag industry organizations to recognize those teachers who are teaching their students to appreciate where the food, clothing and almost everything else we depend on comes from,” states Ann Price, executive director of South Dakota Ag in the Classroom.

Students, colleagues, administrators, parents, South Dakota agricultural organizations or a teacher may nominate him/herself. The application must be completed by the nominated teacher.

Applications are available on the South Dakota Ag in the Classroom website, under the “What’s New” tab, or by contacting Price at Applications are due April 15.

“Agriculture is South Dakota’s number one industry,” Price adds. “It’s vital to our state’s economy that South Dakotans of all ages understand and appreciate what our farmers and ranchers do on a daily basis.”

For more information or an application, contact Price at 605-853-6040 or

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