A San Antonio teacher is among recipients of a national ag education grant from the American Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture (AFBFA) through a partnership with Nutrients for Life. The Agriculture in a Growing World grant has been awarded to teachers in 25 states.
Laura Contreras, a ninth grade teacher at Burbank High School, will receive a class set of “The Man Who Fed the World” by Leon Hesser. The book chronicles the life of Norman Borlaug, who developed agricultural techniques that are accredited as some of the most influential advancements in reducing world hunger.
“The Agriculture in a Growing World contest offers a great opportunity for classrooms all over the country to talk about modern agriculture and its role in feeding a growing population,” said Nutrients for Life Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer. “We are excited to partner with AFBFA and sponsor this insightful resource in high school classrooms.”
A national Agriculture in a Growing World essay contest will be held for ninth-12th grade students who have explored the book. The book, which comes with supporting educator resources, can be purchased at www.agfoundation.org. Contest details are available online at http://www.agfoundation.org/index.php?action=whatwesupport.essaycontest.
Essays and accompanying entry form must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxed to (202) 314-5121 by April 1, 2013.