Ag Teachers Change Lives
Have you ever stopped to ask where you would be today without your agriculture teacher? While the stories are different, thousands of people can say, “Without my agriculture teacher, I would not be where I am today.” Since 1917, Kentucky agricultural educators have motivated thousands of students to work harder, study more, start a business, go to college, and, most importantly, to believe in themselves.
The Kentucky FFA Foundation began the Ag Teachers Change Lives program in 2009. The program is designed to honor current or former agricultural educators, while ensuring that new agriculture educators are trained and prepared to make a positive impact on the lives of students.
How will my teacher be recognized?
- $50 to $249 – A card will be sent to your Agriculture Teacher (or a family member if he/she is deceased) thanking them for the difference they made in your life.
- $250 to $999 – A card will be sent to your teacher, and your comments will be included in a permanent display at the Leadership Training Center.
- $1,000 to $1,999 – All of the above and the name of your teacher will be displayed on a plaque at the Leadership Training Center.
- $2,000 or more – All of the above and an 8 x 10 photo of the teacher will be on permanent display at the Leadership Training Center. In addition, the teacher will be recognized on-stage at the Kentucky FFA Convention in June.
To nominate a teacher of agriculture who impacted your life, complete this form and return to the Kentucky FFA Foundation.
Mr. James P. Bates, Warren Central
Mr. Jewell Colliver, Barren County
Mr. James Luther Hammer, Franklin Simpson
Mr. Hezzie Williams, Central Hardin
Mr. Neal Floyd, Jessamine County
Mr. James Greer, Meade County
Dr. Eldon Heathcott, Hickman County & Murray State University
Mr. John Streble, Meade County
Mr. Orville Beneett, Lee County
Mrs. Misty Bivens, LaRue County
Mr. Leroy Humphrey, Meade County
Mr. David Wilson, Meade County