Ag Promotion Committee

Nebraska Farm Bureau's Ag Promotion Committee helps farmers and ranchers tell children and adults about agriculture and its importance to them, through a variety of programs and activities listed below.

  • Teachers of the Year Program - The award acknowledges outstanding teachers and their innovative ideas using agriculture to meet state standards. Two certified Nebraska K-8 teachers will receive an all expense paid trip to the annual National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference. Dates and location vary from year to year. 
    Click here to download an application form.
 Kevin Atterberg
8th Grade
Culler Middle School
Lincoln, Neb.

 Angie Shaw
Kindergarten-5th Grade
Lincoln Heights and
Longfellow Elementary Schools
Scottsbluff, Neb.
  • Children’s Agriculture Books of the Year - A plaque shall be awarded annually to the author of the books, grades K-3 and grades 4-5, considered to be the most distinguished contribution to American literature for children. This publication must have an agricultural theme and have been published for the United States market during the preceding two-year period. 
    Click here to view past winners and download criteria for the award.

  • FFA Advisors of the Year - Two selected FFA Chapter Advisors will be awarded $250 to be used by the advisors' chapter. 
    Click here to learn more about the award and to download a nomination form.
 Dana Hall
McCool Junction
FFA Chapter
Brent Nollette
FFA Chapter


Ag Promotion Committee Members

Chair: Hilary Maricle, Boone County
District 1: Darleen Tonack, Douglas County
District 2: Judy Geisler, Washington County
District 3: Lisa Lunz, Dixon County
District 4: Lou Kresha, Polk County
District 5: Eleanor Lueck, Sherman/Valley County
District 6: Mallory Becker, Holt County
District 7: Jo Anderson, Dawson County
District 8: Jean Thunker, Keith County

Cathy Day
Director of Foundation
Events and Programs
Coordinator of Ag Promotion Committee
(402) 421-4750

5225 South 16th Street, Lincoln, NE 68512
P.O. Box 80299, Lincoln, NE 68501-0299
: (800) 742-4016 or (402) 421-4400
: (402) 421-4439