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.
For a $2,000 donation, the teacher and their families will be invited to a luncheon, in their honor at State FFA Convention. They will be recognized on stage at a session. An 8×10 photo of them will be on display in the new dining hall at the Kentucky FFA Leadership Training Center.
$1,000 will be given to the agriculture teachers home FFA chapter in their honor.
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
Mr. Harlan Veal, Jessamine County
Mr. Eck Snowden, Powell County
Mr. Bland Baird, Spencer County
Dr. Pete Dreisbach, KY FFA Leadership Training Center
Mr. Larry Gilbert, Calloway County
Mr. Jamie Potts, Calloway County
Mr. Harold Wood, Lone Oak
Mr. Gary H. Burdine, Jessamine County High School
Dr. David Coffey, Western Kentucky University
Mr. William Wallace Evans, Taylor County High School
Mr. Bill Hampton, Butler County High School
Mr. Ray Fowler, Lyon County High School
Mr. Daniel Stoltzfus, Mercer County High School
David Duncan, Franklin Simpson High School
Kermit Dwyer, Butler County High School
Wayne Ezell, Reidland High School
Jerry Greer, Barren County High School
Kent McCuiston, Heath High School