OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. — The National Agriculture in the Classroom Organization, U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture and Farm Credit partner annually to honor teachers in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade from around the country for the innovative ways they use agricultural concepts to teach reading, writing, math, science, social studies, STEM and more.
Tammy Will, of Morrison, has been named the 2021 National Excellence in Teaching Agriculture Award Winner. She teaches chemistry, physical science, STEM and general sciences.
Will, an eighth through 12th grade teacher at Morrison High School, has been extremely innovative in incorporating agriculture in her classroom. She develops and presents lessons and experiments on the chemistry of biodiesel made from soybeans and soil, the science and technology behind identifying and understanding GMOs and non-GMO food items and countless other agricultural concepts.
“Tammy is passionate about agriculture and uses it to bring science to life for her students. Her enthusiasm for agriculture is contagious!” said Audrey Harmon, Oklahoma Ag In the Classroom Coordinator. “She works incredibly hard in her classroom daily and is truly deserving.”
Will, along with seven other educators, will be honored at the 2021 National Agriculture In The Classroom Conference “Fields of Dreams” June 28-July 1 at the Iowa Events Center in Des Moines, Iowa.
NAITCO is a non-profit organization representing Agriculture in the Classroom programs in most of the 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Its mission is to educate Pre-K-12 teachers and students about the importance of agriculture by providing them with web-based materials, workshops and awards programs that demonstrate how agriculture can be used to effectively teach core subject areas. To learn more about NAITCO, please visit www.agclassroom.org.