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

Nominate your favorite agricultural educator

Presented by Nationwide®, the Ohio FFA, Ohio Farm Bureau®, Farm Credit Mid-America and AgCredit, 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 the title of Ohio Agricultural Educator of the Year and great cash prizes for their school’s ag program. Prizes include:

  • $500 to each of the 10 honorees’ school ag program and an engraved plaque to each honoree
  • $3,000 to the grand prize winner's school ag program and the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy to the grand prize winner (Ohio Agricultural Educator of the Year)

In conjunction with the Golden Owl Award, Nationwide is donating $5,000 to the Ohio 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 Ohio's Golden Owl Award winners and honorees.

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Ohio’s Agricultural Educator of the Year

Christi Bachman

An agricultural teacher at Bloom Carroll High School in Carroll, Ohio, Christi Bachman was crowned the 2019-2020 Ohio Agricultural Educator of the Year. Ms. Bachman was recognized for her dedication to her students as well as the growth and success of the ag education department in the school district. Read more »

Presented by Nationwide®, the Ohio FFA and the Ohio Farm Bureau®.

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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