Nominations are open for the Iowa Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award. The award, which recognizes a teacher for integrated efforts to teach students about the importance of food and agriculture, is open to teachers of grades pre-K through 12th.

Applications will be accepted through mid-November, and the winner will be selected and recognized in January 2019. The selected Iowa teacher will receive $500 to support classroom instruction. The recipient will also receive up to $1,000 to  attend the 2019 National Agriculture in the Classroom conference in June. For more information or to apply online, visit