The Oklahoma Farm Bureau Women’s Leadership Committee presented Debra Deskin, Oklahoma Ag in the Classroom’s 2017 teacher of the year, with a gift card to help purchase school supplies during Ag Day at the Capitol Wednesday, March 29 in Oklahoma City.
Deskin, a second-grade teacher at Orvis Risner Elementary with more than 13 years of teaching experience, brings agriculture into the classroom using lessons from the AITC curriculum. In the past, she has presented at two national AITC conferences and four state AITC conferences. In addition, she was selected as an Oklahoma AITC Teacher of the Year finalist three times.
The Ag Day at the Capitol event recognized the Teacher of the Year along with winners of the 2017 AITC “Agriculture Puts the Puzzle Together” contest. The OKFB WLC donated gift cards to the other winners from across the state to be used to purchase school supplies.
The OKFB WLC is proud to support the Ag in the Classroom program on many levels, helping Oklahoma educators learn more about agriculture and how to incorporate farming and food into their daily classroom activities.
To see photos of all of the Oklahoma AITC winners at Ag Day at the Capitol, visit the Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry’s Flickr album here.