Betty J. DeWitt Outstanding Educator Award

Who is eligible for this award?

We are seeking applications from South Carolina certified teachers of grades Kindergarten through eight who are integrating exemplary agricultural education programs into their school curriculum.  Teachers may nominate themselves or be nominated by someone else.  The nominee must have designated and implemented a lesson/unit/project about the food and fiber industry within the last school year (August – June).  There is no membership requirement to apply.  South Carolina Farm Bureau State Women’s Committee awards the winner a cash prize and an expense-paid trip to the South Carolina Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Myrtle Beach, SC, which is held the first weekend in December.

What are the criteria for selection?

Variety of Agricultural Concepts Taught

Extent of Integration into other subject areas

Use of creative techniques

Use of classroom, school and community resources

Evidence of nominee's impact on student attitudes and overall learning


How do I apply?

Complete the application and return by May 14, 2014 to the following address:

South Carolina Farm Bureau
State Women’s Committee
P.O. Box 754
Columbia, SC 29202

A panel of judges will review the applications and notify winning applicants by August 31. 

For additional information, contact:
Vonne Knight, Director
SC Ag in the Classroom
P.O. Box 754
Columbia, SC  29202

South Carolina Farm Bureau
State Women’s Committee
Betty J. Dewitt Outstanding Educator Application
Deadline – May 14, 2014