Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee State Chairman Kitty Beavers of Stephens County was awarded Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom’s agriculture advocate award during the annual Oklahoma AITC conference in Oklahoma City Monday, July 18.
“We wanted to recognize her for her efforts to promote agriculture, and specifically ag in the classroom around the state,” said Audrey Harmon with Oklahoma AITC. “Her enthusiasm for agriculture and her excitement to share what she does with the teachers means they always enjoy getting to visit with her.”
Beavers, who raises Angus cattle, wheat and hay near the southern Oklahoma town of Duncan with her husband, Charlie, said while winning the advocate award was a complete surprise, it’s her passion for agriculture that keeps her involved with AITC programs and events across the state.
“Agriculture is one of the most important things that we can teach our young people,” Beavers said. “Our teachers are the ones who take agriculture directly to the students in the classroom.”
Harmon cited Beavers’ willingness to jump in and help with any needs the AITC program encounters as a major reason for receiving the recognition.
Harmon also praised the entire OKFB WLC for their help throughout the year with the Oklahoma AITC program, helping bring agriculture lessons and concepts to Oklahoma teachers, including at the state AITC conference, where WLC members served as room moderators and help facilitate activities for conference attendees.
Oklahoma AITC helps Oklahoma students learn about the state’s food and fiber industry by providing resources for Oklahoma teachers. Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a major supporter of the program.
To view pictures of the Oklahoma AITC conference, visit the OKFB Facebook page here.