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Nominations sought for Ag Educator of the Year in South Dakota

BATH, SD – Agriculture educators play a vital role within their communities by investing countless hours to prepare and empower students for successful careers in the industry.

To honor their contributions and support them with additional resources, Nationwide and the South Dakota FFA Foundation are accepting nominations for South Dakota’s leading agricultural teachers for a chance to be named as the 2023-2024 Ag Educator of the Year.

Nominate any South Dakota agriculture educator for the 2023-2024 Golden Owl Award from now through Dec 31.

Following the nomination period, closing December 31, a selection committee will evaluate nominations and select eight finalists in South Dakota who will receive an individualized plaque and $500. One finalist will then be chosen as the grand prize winner, earning the 2023-2024 Ag Educator of the Year title for South Dakota and receiving the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy and $3,000 to help fund future educational efforts.

Go on line to nominate at https://www.sdaged.org/GOA

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