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The Golden Owl Award® recognizes outstanding agricultural educators in several states, including Indiana.

Nominate your favorite agricultural educator

Presented by Nationwide®, the Indiana FFA and Farm Credit Mid-America, the Golden Owl Award recognizes agricultural educators across Indiana for their tremendous contributions to helping the next generation of agricultural leaders. Students, fellow teachers and other supporters can nominate their favorite agricultural teacher and summarize what makes him or her the best in the state.

Nominees have an opportunity to win great cash prizes and the title of Indiana Agricultural Educator of the Year. Prizes include:

  • $500 and an engraved plaque to each of the eight honorees
  • $3,000 and the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy to the grand prize winner (Indiana Agricultural Educator of the Year)

In conjunction with the Golden Owl Award, Nationwide is donating $5,000 to the Indiana FFA to further support the personal and professional growth of students, teachers and advisors alike.

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Nominate an outstanding agricultural educator August 1, 2020 through December 31, 2020.

Here's a look at Indiana's Golden Owl Award winners and honorees.

Indiana's honorees

Amy Beer Amy Beer
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 2, Section 1
NorthWood High School
Nappanee, Indiana
Dale Griffin Dale Griffin
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 5, Section 2
Rossville High School
Rossville, Indiana
Mike A. Jones Mike A. Jones
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 6, Section 2
Adams Central High School
Monroe, Indiana
Tori McCreary Tori McCreary
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 8, Section 3
Mooresville High School
Mooresville, Indiana
Gabe Nobbe Gabe Nobbe
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 9, Section 3
Connersville High School
Connersville, Indiana
Erin Padgett Erin Padgett
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 12, Section 4
South Ripley High School
Versailles, Indiana
Travis Scherer Travis Scherer
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 1, Section 1
Tri-County High School
Wolcott, Indiana
Haley Verhaeghe Haley Verhaeghe
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 1, Section 1
Tri-County High School
Wolcott, Indiana
For more information, see our award rules.
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