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

Nominate your favorite agricultural educator

Presented by Nationwide®, the Ohio FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau®, the Golden Owl Award recognizes agricultural educators across Ohio 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 distinction of being Ohio's Agricultural Educator of the Year. Prizes include:

  • $500 and an engraved plaque for each of the ten honorees
  • $3,000 for the Golden Owl Award winner (Ohio Agricultural Educator of the Year)
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Nominate an outstanding agricultural educator July 1 through November 16, 2019.

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

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Ohio’s honorees

John Koenig
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 1
Miller City High School
Miller City, Ohio
Sarah Lucha
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 2
South Central School
Greenwich, Ohio

Christi Bachman
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 3
Bloom Carroll High School
Carroll, Ohio

Wendi Mizer Stachler
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 4
Miami Trace High School
Washington Court House, Ohio
Jeremy Ryan
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 5
West Muskingum High School
Zanesville, Ohio
Hannah Everetts
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 1
Edon Northwest School
Edon, Ohio
Tyler Pope
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 2
Buckeye Central High School
New Washington, Ohio
Nathan Birkhimer
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 4
Fayetteville Perry High School
Fayetteville, Ohio
Erin Wollettt
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 3
Cardington-Lincoln High School
Cardington, Ohio
Collin Gierke
Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor
Region 3
Global Impact STEM Academy
Springfield, Ohio
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For more information, see our award rules.
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