Our Ohio Weekly: The Golden Owl – Honoring Ohio’s agricultural educators

Meet the 2022 winner, Barrett Zimmerman, the state’s Ag Educator of the Year.

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Zimmerman wins 2022 Golden Owl Award

Barrett Zimmerman has worked for Vanguard-Sentinel Vocational School his entire career.

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Local agricultural teacher honored as finalist for Ag Educator of the Year

Tim Kilpatrick, an agricultural teacher at Coshocton County Career Center, was honored as a finalist for the 2021-2022 Ag Educator of the Year.

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Our Ohio Weekly: Expansion of H2Ohio

H2Ohio is a water quality initiative that addresses water issues in Ohio, including Lake Erie algal blooms caused by phosphorus runoff from farm fertilizer, wastewater, and home sewage treatment systems due to aging infrastructure, and lead contamination from old water pipes and fixtures.

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Nominate a deserving agricultural teacher today

The Golden Owl Award, presented by Nationwide, Ohio Farm Bureau, Ohio FFA, Farm Credit Mid-America and AgCredit, recognizes the importance of ag educators. Nominations are due Dec. 31, 2021.

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Our Ohio Weekly: Western Lake Erie Collaborative Agreement

In 2015, the state of Ohio committed to reducing nutrient loading into Lake Erie by 40% by 2025. This commitment…

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Nationwide names 2020-2021 Ag Educator of the Year

Ayersville High School’s Don Hammersmith has been selected as Ohio’s Golden Owl Award grand prize winner.

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Ten Ohio teachers finalists for Ag Educator of the Year

One finalist to be crowned Ohio’s 2020-2021 Ag Educator of the Year through Nationwide’s Golden Owl Award.

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Nominate an outstanding ag educator for Golden Owl Award

The Golden Owl Award recognizes agricultural educators across Ohio for their tremendous contributions to helping the next generation of agricultural leaders. Nomination deadline: Dec. 31, 2020.

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Big picture, details focus of top teacher

Christie Bachman won the 2020 Golden Owl Award, which recognizes the top agricultural educator in the state. Along with the honor comes a trophy for Bachman and $3,000 from sponsor Nationwide Insurance for the school’s agriculture program.

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