On the Local Level Summer 2019


Take a look at what’s happening with the North Carolina Farm Bureau across the state this summer.

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Grade A Teacher

Craven County has the honor of being home to the state’s top agriculture teacher.

Kristen McCoy, teacher and founder of the 4-H Poultry Judging Club at James W. Smith Elementary School, was recently named North Carolina Farm Bureau’s 2019 Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year. McCoy won out over numerous other nominees who were evaluated by a panel of judges. They deemed her approach to integrating agricultural concepts into classroom curriculum the most effective among her peers.

“Agriculture is an important part of everyone’s life. Clothing, food, fuel, housing, medicine, and much more are rooted on the farm. Agricultural issues can support the teaching of many academic disciplines,” says North Carolina Farm Bureau President Larry Wooten. “Kristen is a shining example of what it means to be a teacher who truly cares about the students and what they are being taught.”

McCoy will be recognized at NCFB’s 84th Annual Meeting in December

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