Local ag teacher honored

Kyle Miller is recognized at Prairie Central High School / photo provided.

Mr. Kyle Miller, an agricultural teacher at Prairie Central High School in Fairbury, has been named a finalist for Ag Educator of the Year in Illinois through Nationwide’s Golden Owl Award.

This award recognizes the tremendous contributions of agricultural teachers in California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, New York, Ohio and Pennsylvania in preparing the next generation of young people for successful careers in agriculture.

Each finalist will receive $500 in funding and the teachers will be entered into a final selection stage for the chance to be selected as their state’s Ag Educator of the Year. In spring 2021, one finalist from each state will be chosen as the grand-prize winner and will receive the designation of Ag Educator of the Year, a $3,000 Nationwide-funded cash award, and the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy.

“Farming is in our roots at Nationwide and we’re proud to recognize teachers for their dedication to educating the next generation of agricultural leaders”, said Brad Liggett, president of Agribusiness at Nationwide.

These talented individuals have a tremendous impact on the students and communities they serve. The nominations highlight the passion and inspiration they impart on their students, fellow teachers and community members.

To learn more about the Golden Owl Award, visit www.GoldenOwlAward.com.

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