The Region III Conference was another success, as well as a great reunion of ag teachers from all six states. Scottsbluff and the Nebraska association did a fine job of making all of the arrangements for our conference, including accommodations, meals and tours. A big thank you to Alan Held, Jon Lechtenberg, and their team for all of their hard work!
The NAAE award winners have been released, so I want to congratulate all of the Region III winners!
Agriscience Teacher Of The Year - Candice Franks, Badger High School Wisconsin
Ideas Unlimited- Melissa Bonifas, Blue Hill High School, Nebraska
Outstanding Middle School/ secondary Ag. Ed. Program- Thomas "TJ" Brown, Springfield High School, Minnesota
Outstanding Post secondary/ Adult Ag. Ed. Program- Brydon Kaster, Indian Hills Community College
Outstanding Teacher- Paul Larson, Freedom High School, Wisconsin
Outstanding Young Member- Jake Cramer, Beaver Dam High School, Wisconsin
Teacher Mentor- Michael Retallick, Iowa State University, Iowa
Lifetime Achievement -Keith Gundlach, Randolph High School, Wisconsin
Outstanding Cooperation- Pam Jahnke, Wisconsin Farm Report, Wisconsin
Outstanding Service- Dr. Rick Bockhop, Wisconsin
Teacher Turn the Key-Daniel May, IA; Nikki Beucler, MN; Sarah Knutson, NE; Nicole Fideldy, ND; Cayla Christiansen, SD; Walter Taylor, WI
Congratulations to all of our regional winners!
REMINDER: If you are interested in running for regional secretary, your MOU is due on September 15!