To help shed light on the importance of agricultural education and the tremendous contributions of teachers, Nationwide, the No. 1 farm insurer in the United States, has established the Golden Owl Award, honoring the agriculture educator of the year. During the inaugural year, Nationwide partnered with the Iowa FFA, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau to introduce the accolade in Ohio and Iowa.
Seven teachers from Iowa and 10 teachers from Ohio will be selected as honorees, receiving a $500 prize and entrance into the final selection stage. One honoree from each state will be chosen for the grand prize, winning the coveted Golden Owl Award and a $3,000 prize. All donations are designed to reward the educator for their dedication, and support their continued educational efforts.
Teachers eligible for nominations include middle school and high school agricultural educators, as well as college level professors teaching agricultural courses. Students, faculty and community members can nominate their agricultural instructors now through November 16th. Click here for the nominating form.
OFBF Mission: Working together for Ohio’s farmers to advance agriculture and strengthen our communities.