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  Four 1st Year Ag Teachers Receive IAA Grant  
  Dean Dittmar  10/4/2022 12:00:00 PM  

The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB), through its charitable arm, the Illinois Agricultural Association (IAA) Foundation, created the Illinois Agricultural Education Teacher Grant Program to support new agriculture teachers who complete their first year of teaching. This marks the sixth year grants were awarded.  

Read more - FarmWeek (September 26, 2022)

2022 First Year Agriculture Teacher Grant Recipients are:
Mason Fesser, Nokomis High School, Nokomis
Lexi Hilliker, Pecatonica High School, Pecatonica
Kylie Miller, Prairie Central High School, Fairbury
Tyson Stork, Prairie Central High School, Fairbury

At the end of their first year in the classroom, agricultural education teachers are eligible to apply and are asked to outline their short and long-term goals for their curriculum, FFA programs, and professional growth. 

The grant payment amount increases over the course of five years, totaling $10,000 in personal income if they remain active as an agricultural education teacher in the state of Illinois. 

Help extend a congratulations to this year’s Agriculture Education Teacher Grant Recipients and consider how you can continue to support your local agriculture teachers.

More information of the program can be found at under Our Mission at Work. 

Congratulations to these agriculture teachers.  Thank you Illinois Farm Bureau and the IAA Foundation for providing these grants to retain agriculture teachers in the classroom.  Special thank you to Susan Moore, Director, and Jennifer Smith, Development Manager, IAA Foundation, for facilitating the teacher grant program. 

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Dean Dittmar
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