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Earth Partners' Educator of the Year
January 30, 2018 by: Lesley Gooding

Fisher FFA Chapter Recognized for Excellence in Agricultural Education



The Fisher FFA Chapter, under the guidance of advisor, Jennifer Boberg, is the 2017 Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation, Earth Partners’ Educator of the Year. Boberg (center) receives the award from Earth Partners Coordinator Myla Munro.



Annually the Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation recognizing educators who go above and beyond to educate about agriculture. The Fisher FFA Chapter receives this year’s 2017 Earth Partners’ Educator of the Year award.


Earth Partners Coordinator, Myla Munro, says Ms. Boberg and the Fisher FFA Chapter is deserving of this honor because of their enthusiasm to educate about agriculture. “I always enjoy having the Fisher FFA Chapter at our educational events. The students are passionate about agriculture and you can see that as they interact with students.” 


Members of the Fisher FFA Chapter volunteer as station leaders at two different field trips that are held at Parkland College each fall. Several members of the chapter are also active in our Teen Teacher program, which brings hands-on agriculture themed lessons and activities to Kids Club, an after-school site in Fisher. Members have also volunteered not only their time, but their animals to teach at our Ag Summer Camp that is co-hosted by the Farm Bureau and the Champaign Park District each summer.


The Fisher FFA Chapter was recognized at the 106th Annual Meeting of the Champaign County Farm Bureau on Monday, January 15, at Pear Tree Estate.  Over 300 Farm Bureau members congratulated this fine group on their commitment to agricultural education.


The Champaign County Farm Bureau Foundation provides educational opportunities that impact the future of the food and agricultural industry in Champaign County, and around the world. Since its inception in 1986, the Foundation is proud to have provided 395 Champaign County students the encouragement and financial resources to succeed in college. In addition, the Foundation’s Ag in the Classroom program - Earth Partners, educates over 11,000 local students annually. The Earth Partners’ programs connects students to the food system and educates of agriculture’s importance in our local communities.