CFA: Applications open for Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award

Westminster, Colo. – The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is pleased to open applications for its Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award. The purpose of this award is to recognize a Colorado educator for his or her efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture.

The award is open to any Colorado teacher currently engaged in teaching at the preK-12 grade levels. The award will be given based on the teacher’s creative efforts to integrate agriculture into his or her instruction and curricula to increase agricultural literacy. An agriculturally literate person is defined as “one who understands and can communicate the source and value of agriculture as it affects our quality of life.”
District certified teachers that are currently engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into non-agricultural education settings at the preK-12 grade levels are eligible. Applications may be from an individual or a team of teachers working together. Middle and high school agricultural educators are not eligible for this award.
The winning Colorado teacher will receive a $500 monetary award and have up to $1,500 of his or her related expenses paid to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom (NAITC) Conference June 23-26, 2020 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Please refer to the application for further eligibility and award information.
The deadline for application submission is November 22, 2019.
The application may be found online at or contact Jennifer Scharpe, Colorado Foundation for Agriculture executive director at or 970-818-3308.
The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture is a 501(c)3 non-profit education corporation. The vision is to advance agricultural literacy in the next generation of consumers, citizens, and professionals. The mission is connecting Colorado educators and students to their food, fiber, fuel, and natural resources. During the 2018-2019 school year, the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture was able to reach more than 317,500 students and educators through Colorado’s various Agriculture in the Classroom® programs and resources. To learn more or to make a tax deductible gift, visit
Written and submitted to The BARN by:
Jennifer Scharpe
Executive Director
Colorado Foundation for Agriculture
Colorado Ag in the Classroom
Office:  970-818-3308
Direct (cell):  720-788-3224

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