Tiffany Kobbermann, a Family and Consumer Science teacher at Minnewaska High School in Glenwood, MN, has received the Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) 2022 Teacher of the Year award.
In her application, Kobbermann shared that "all of my lessons are agriculturally based. I believe that students need a well-rounded perspective of agriculture. My hope is that my students will share the positive things they learn with their friends and families and the circle of learning will continue to grow."
Kobbermann, a Hancock resident, will receive a $500 stipend and up to $1,500 in expenses to attend the 2022 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference in Saratoga Springs, New York in June.
The MAITC Foundation also announced 10 recipients of its 2022 Agricultural Literacy Grants, designed to support educational efforts around ag literacy from kindergarten to high school across the state.
The grants of up to $500 each will help support agricultural literacy efforts that involve hands-on activities with bees, chickens, dairy, hydroponics, and more.
MAITC’s mission is to increase agricultural literacy through K-12 education. For more information about the Outstanding Teacher Award and Ag Literacy Grants, visit the MAITC website.
|Grantee School and City||Teacher||Project Title|
|Discovery Woods School, Brainerd||Heidi Auel||Ready to Grow|
|South Junior High School, Saint Cloud||Jayne Bautch||Farm Camp “Field Day” Tour|
|Dover-Eyota, Eyota||Katie Brown||The Hands-On Animal Science Experiment|
|West Central Area High School, Barrett||Eric Sawatzke||Hydroponic Middle School|
|Freshwater Education District, Wadena||Josh Hendrickx||Apiary|
|St. Francis Catholic School, Brainerd||Carrie Allord||Integrated Ag in the Classroom|
|Montgomery Elementary, Montgomery||Dani Frederickson||Kindergarten Dairy Farm Field Trip|
|Zumbrota-Mazeppa, Zumbrota||Mae James||Where Food Comes From|
|Winona County 4-H, Winona||Kim Stehr||Exploring Ag with 4-H Afterschool|
|La Crescent High School, La Crescent||Kristi Traxler||Raising Chickens at School|
Larry Schumacher, MDA Communications