Presented by Nationwide®, Ohio FFA and Ohio Farm Bureau®, the Golden Owl Award recognizes ag educators across Ohio for their tremendous contributions to helping the next generation of agricultural leaders.

From August 1, 2018 through November 16, 2018, students, fellow teachers and other supporters nominated their favorite ag teacher and summarized what makes them the best in the state. After evaluation of the nominations received, we are proud to announce the ten finalists of the 2018-2019 Golden Owl Award.

Each honoree listed below received a $500 cash prize and entry into the final selection phase for the chance to win the distinction of Ohio Ag Educator of the Year, the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy and $3,000 from Nationwide to help fund future education efforts.

For more information, see our award rules.
Stephanie Conway
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 1
Bowling Green High School
Bowling Green, Ohio
Randy Eisenhauer
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 2
Shelby High School
Shelby, Ohio

Tom Holton
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 7
East Knox Jr./Sr. High School
Howard, Ohio

Holly Jennings
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 9
Felicity-Franklin High School
Felicity, Ohio
Dave Stiles
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 8
Indian Valley High School
Gnadenhutten, Ohio
John Poulson
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 1
Pettisville High School
Pettisville, Ohio
Michael Spahr
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 9
Greene County Career Center
Xenia, Ohio
Shelby Faulkner
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 6
Ridgemont High School
Mt. Victory, Ohio
Katrina Swinehart
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 9
Central State University
Wilberforce, Ohio
Erin Wollett
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
District 6
Cardington-Lincoln High School
Cardington, Ohio

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