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Kansas Farm Bureau teaching award

POSTED August 10, 2018 2:20 p.m.

Hoisington Middle School teacher Karisa Cowen is one of three teachers to win the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture 2019 Excellence in Teaching award. This award is given to exemplary teachers who integrate agriculture into their classroom lessons and curriculum.
Cowen is a seventh- and eighth-grade STEM teacher. She uses a school greenhouse to provide students with a hands-on learning experience. She can teach her Earth Science class in the greenhouse, so they gain first-hand experience with the water cycle, soil samples, water pH, and experimenting to increase their yields.
Each of the three winners will receive the choice of a $600 scholarship to attend the 2019 NAITC conference or a $200 gift certificate to purchase classroom supplies.
Cowen was nominated by Barton County Farm Bureau.


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