Applicants sought for ag teaching award

Applications will be accepted through Nov. 22 for an annual award recognizing Colorado educators for their efforts to teach students about the importance of agriculture.

The Colorado Foundation for Agriculture awards the Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award.

The award is open to any Colorado educator teaching in the pre-kindergarten through 12th grade levels. Middle and high school agricultural educators are not eligible. The award is based on creative efforts to integrate agriculture into instruction and increase agricultural literacy.

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 Conference scheduled for June 23 to 26 in Salt Lake City.

Applications are available at or by contacting Jennifer Scharpe, executive director of the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture, at (970) 818-3308 or