Ag Fest Awards $2000 in the First Annual Agricultural Education Award
Three FFA Chapters are first recipients of the student
Oregon Ag Fest is excited to announce the winners of the first annual
Oregon Ag Fest Agricultural Education Award.
- 1st Place, $1000: Canby FFA for their
enhanced mobile classroom
- 2nd Place, $600: Imbler FFA’s Ag in the Classroom
Program for their literacy program in local elementary
- 3rd Place, $400: Henley FFA for their
education outreach efforts to local elementary students, including a
pumpkin patch, cider days and farm to market activity
The purpose of the award is to reward student organizations,
non-profit organizations, or classrooms that promote and educate
Oregonians about agriculture and extend the Oregon Ag Fest mission
beyond its annual, two-day, interactive event.
“We were inspired by the applications we received and are proud to
support the agricultural education outreach efforts of this year’s
student recipients,” said Geoff Horning, OR Ag Fest Chair.
“Oregon Ag Fest is dedicated to educating the public about the
importance of agriculture, and we see this award as a way to encourage
and support student groups that have programs and activities aimed to
accomplish the same thing,” Horning added.
The Agricultural Education Awards ceremony will take place at 2pm, on
Saturday, 4/28/12, on the main stage in the Americraft Center at the
Oregon State Fairgrounds during the 25th Annual Oregon Ag Fest.
Representatives from all three organizations will be present to accept