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Kansas Foundation for
Agriculture in the Classroom

Teacher of the Year Application

2022 KFAC Janet Sims Memorial Teacher of the Year Award &
2022 KFB Foundation AgriculturAL Excellence in Teaching Award

In 2008 the Teacher of the Year award was renamed in honor of Janet Sims, a former board member and educator, who passed away from muscular dystrophy in 2007. KFAC recognizes one Kansas teacher each summer who demonstrates a commitment to connecting their classroom to Kansas agriculture. Any certified K-12 teacher who teaches in a Kansas classroom and integrates agricultural concepts into non-agricultural curricula is eligible for this award. The winner of the KFAC Janet Sims Teacher of the Year Award will receive an all-expense-paid trip to the 2022 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 28-July 1, 2021 in Saratoga Springs, New York.

Since 2013, the Kansas Farm Bureau Foundation Excellence in Teaching Awards have recognized up to five teachers annually. These award winners may choose to receive their registration paid at the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference or a classroom supply stipend.

The application on this page is reviewed by selection committees for both teaching awards.


Eligibility: District-certified K-12 Kansas teachers currently engaged in integrating agricultural concepts into a non-agricultural classroom setting.

Submission Deadline: November 1, 2021.

self-nominations are encouraged! You deserve the recognition! Fill out the form below.