Awards

NAAE: 2017 Award Winners

*News releases about each award winner will be issued after the award is presented at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

National Agriscience Teacher of the Year

The National Agriscience Teacher of the Year award recognizes teachers who have inspired and enlightened their students through engaging and interactive lessons in the science of agriculture. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.


This program is sponsored by Herman and Bobbie Wilson as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

 

Region I

Nicole Ray

Nicole Ray, CA

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Region II

Jerrod Lundry

Jerrod Lundry, OK

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Region III

Kristin Hanson

Kristin Hanson, WI

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Region IV

Whitney Short

Whitney Short, OH

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Region V

Lynsey Butler

Lynsey Butler, TN

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Region VI

SaraBeth Fulton

SaraBeth Fulton, PA

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Outstanding Young Member

John Deere The Outstanding Young Member Award is a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to recognize their participation in professional activities. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

This program is sponsored by John Deere as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I

Lauren Peterson

Lauren Peterson, CA

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Region II

Cameron Dale

Cameron Dale, OK

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Region III

Rebekah Haddad

Rebekah Haddad, MN

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Region IV

Ellen Amos

Ellen Amos, MO

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Region V

Sarah Nerswick

Sarah Nerswick, GA

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Region VI

Rebecca Sheahan

Rebecca Sheahan, DE

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Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award

This program recognizes NAAE members who are at the pinnacle of their profession—those who are conducting the highest quality agricultural education programs. The award recognizes leadership in civic, community, agriculture/agribusiness and professional activities. Outstanding agricultural educators are innovators and catalysts for student success in agricultural education. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

The Outstanding Agricultural Education Teacher Award is sponsored by Caterpillar, Inc. and Tractor Supply Company as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I

Tamara Whitcomb

Tamara Whitcomb, WA

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Region II

Jonathan Holloway

Jonathan Holloway, OK

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Region III

Russ Swanson

Russ Swanson, SD

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Region IV

Stephanie Jolliff

Stephanie Jolliff, OH

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Region V

Jason Bullock

Jason Bullock, NC

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Region VI

Teresa Lindberg

Teresa Lindberg, VA

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Outstanding Middle/Secondary Ag Ed Program

A goal of NAAE is to promote outstanding programs in agricultural education and effectively communicate success stories. The Outstanding Middle/Secondary School Ag Ed Program Award promulgates that goal. Agricultural education programs in middle schools and secondary schools are eligible to participate in this recognition program. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

The Outstanding Middle/Secondary Agricultural Education program award is partially sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I

Santa Maria High School

Santa Maria High School, CA

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Stratton High School

Stratton High School, CO

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Martin County West High School

Martin County West High School, MN

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Region IV

Hopkins Public School

Hopkins Public School, MI

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Region V

Turkey Creek Middle School

Turkey Creek Middle School, FL

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Region VI

Tri-Valley Central School

Tri-Valley Central School, NY

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Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag. Ed Program

MonsantoThe Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program award recognizes exemplary 2-year postsecondary institutions and full time young farmer and adult agricultural education programs. Qualifying young farmer and/or adult ag ed program staff must devote at least 50 percent of their teaching time to this level of instruction. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

The Outstanding Postsecondary/Adult Ag Ed Program award is sponsored by Monsanto as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region II UA Cossatot UA Cossatot News Release

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Ridgewater Community College

Ridgewater College, MN

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Joliet Junior College

Joliet Junior College, IL

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Region V

Toombs County Young Farmers

Toombs County Young Farmers, GA

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Region VI

BBV Young Farmers

*Berlin Brothersvalley Young Farmers, PA

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*Indicates recipient is deceased

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Teacher Mentor

CEV If you ask agriculture teachers what motivated them to enter and stay in the teaching profession, predominately they will attribute their decision to another agriculture teacher who encouraged them. Many state agricultural education associations have recognized the importance of positive relationships between beginning and experienced teachers by creating formal organizational structures to connect beginning and experienced teachers. This award program will provide additional incentives for experienced teachers to become mentors for beginning teachers, and it will provide beginning teachers a way to say thank you to the experienced teachers who have influenced them. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

This program is sponsored by CEV Multimedia.

Region I

Kristin Kostman

Kristin Kostman, OR

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Region II

Lance Jagers

Lance Jagers, CO

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Region III

Wes Anderson

Wesley Anderson, MN

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Region IV

Jonathan Hoer

Jonathan Hoer, MO

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Region V

Danielle Johnson

Danielle Johnson, TN

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Region VI

Douglas Brown

Douglas Brown, PA

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Ideas Unlimited

The Ideas Unlimited contest is designed to give members an opportunity to exchange classroom, SAE, leadership, and other teaching ideas. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

This program is sponsored by National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning.

Region I

Josh and Randi Krieg

Joshua & Randi Krieg, WA

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Region II

Cameron Dale

Cameron Dale, OK

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Region III

Glen Schraufnagel

Glen Schraufnagel, WI

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Region IV

Brian Welch

Brian Welch, KY

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Region V

Jonathan Hardeman

Jonathan Hardeman, GA

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Region VI

Darla Romberger

Darla Romberger, PA

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Lifetime Achievement

Ford NAAE will recognize retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with Lifetime Achievement Award. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

This program is sponsored by Ford as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I

Tom Parker

*Tom Parker, WY

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Region II

Patrick Breeding

Patrick Breeding, AR

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Region III

Ronald Von Glahn

Ronald Von Glahn, WI

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Region IV

Thomas Kremer

Thomas Kremer, OH

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Region V

Jill Shrum

Jill Shrum, TN

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Region VI

B.H. Griffin

Burton Harrison Griffin, CT

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*indicates the recipient is deceased

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Outstanding Cooperation

ftj NAAE recognizes organizations, agribusiness companies, and others who have given outstanding support to agricultural education with the Outstanding Cooperation Award. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

The plaques for this program are sponsored by Forrest T. Jones & Company.

Region I Merie Linegar Merie Linegar, OR News Release
Region II Thad Doye Thad Doye, OK News Release
Region III Ginny Karbowski Ginny Karbowski, MN News Release
Region IV Mike Massie Mike Massie, IL
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Region V A.Thoron Dr. Andrew Thoron, FL News Release
Region VI Picture Not Available AgChoice Farm Credit, PA News Release

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Outstanding Service Citation

NAAE will recognize current and retired NAAE members who have made significant contributions to agricultural education at the state, regional, and national levels with the Outstanding Service Citation. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

This program is sponsored by Goodheart-Willcox.

Region I

Phil Renz

Phil Renz, ID

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Region II

Charles Arthur

Charles Arthur, OK

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Region III

Craig McEnany

Craig McEnany, IA

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Region IV

Greg Curlin

Greg Curlin, IN

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Region V

Sen. John Wilkinson

Sen. John Wilkinson, GA

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Region VI

Krista Pontius

Krista Pontius, PA

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Teachers Turn the Key

Ram Agricultural education is continually faced with a shortage of qualified teachers. Unless those who have been trained enter and remain in the profession for a period of several years, the shortage of qualified teachers will prevail. As a means of encouraging young teachers to remain in the profession and to encourage and recognize participation in professional activities, NAAE offers the Teachers Turn the Key Scholarship. Follow this link for pictures of our award winners at the 2017 NAAE Convention.

This program is sponsored by RAM Trucks as a special project of the National FFA Foundation.

Region I Mary Goodner, AZ News Release
Stephanie Goeb, CA News Release
Julie Smith, ID News Release
Jemma Morrow, MT News Release
Jessica Butz, NV News Release
Christina Lorenz, OR News Release
Shyanne Ovard, UT News Release
Jessica Olaiya, WA News Release
   
Region II Emily Rudder, CO News Release
Tiffany Poet, KS News Release
Heidi Richard, LA News Release
Ashley Gaff, OK News Release
   
Region III Rachael Stecklein, IA News Release
Julie Mellum, MN News Release
Kasey Okke, ND News Release
Jessica Bower, NE News Release
Joshua Johnson, SD News Release
Whitney Barnes, WI News Release
   
Region IV Liz Harris, IL News Release
RayeAnn Stamper, IN News Release
Lacey Short, KY News Release
Elizabeth Hager, MI News Release
Casteel Edwards, MO News Release
Chris Thomas, OH News Release
   
Region V Brittany Coleman, FL News Release
Brandi Baade, GA News Release
Jillian Ford, NC News Release
Kelsey Anderson, SC News Release
Brittany Avent, TN News Release
   
Region VI Jennifer Shields, CT News Release
Lindsey Saxton, DE News Release
Thomas Mazzone, MD News Release
Deanna Miller, NJ News Release
Mackenzie Appleman, PA News Release
Daniella Hodges, VA News Release
   

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Upper Division Ag Education Scholarship Recipients

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Growth Energy and National Geographic Leaning | Cengage Learning and proceeds from the ticket raffle at the NAAE convention, NAAE awarded scholarships to students who are majoring in agricultural education and who will be completing their student teaching in the fall 2016 or spring 2017 semesters.


This program is sponsored by Growth Energy, Herman & Bobbie Wilson, and National Geographic Learning | Cengage Learning

 

Connor Anderson University of Wisconsin-River Falls News Release
Allyson Balmer Pennsylvania State University News Release
Angela Becker Pennsylvania State University News Release
Madeline Bode University of Wisconsin-River Falls News Release
Elizabeth Brown Purdue University News Release
Sara Chism University of Kentucky News Release
Jenny Clopton Texas A&M University News Release
Rosalind Cowan Pennsylvania State University News Release
Lara Daentl University of Wisconsin-Platteville News Release
Katherine Goss Texas A&M University News Release
Jessica Gustin New Mexico State University News Release
Anna Hall Purdue University News Release
Natalie Horning Michigan State University News Release
Dusti Irwin Western Illinois University News Release
Caseelynn Johnston University of Illinois News Release
Mariah Julson Washington State University News Release
Alexandra Klapoetke University of Wisconsin-River Falls News Release
Willow Krumwiede Univeristy of Illinois News Release
Abby Lohman Oregon State University News Release
Caitlin Ross University of Kentucky News Release
Nels Swenson Oregon State University News Release
Tara Wolfenbarger University of Kentucky News Release

 


 

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