Bushels for Books Awards Made to Oklahoma Educators

Five educators from Oklahoma elementary schools were honored during the Flapjack Fundraiser for the Bushels for Books program at the Cox Convention Center on Saturday, November 12th. During the event, the Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation and the Oklahoma Farm Bureau Young Farmers and Ranchers awarded five Oklahoma educators with bushel baskets of accurate agriculture books to be used in their classrooms and school libraries.

“We are thrilled to award these outstanding educators with resources to help them include agriculture in their classroom curriculum.” Said Jeramy Rich, Oklahoma Farming and Ranching Foundation president.

Applications were accepted from elementary educators across the state. The five finalists selected to receive the award include: Mr. Nathan Akehurst, Fourth Grade teacher at Heritage IGC in Coweta; Ms. Lindsay Headlee, Librarian for Cherokee Elementary School in Cherokee; Ms. Cheryl Hyde, Title 1 Reading Specialist for Lexington Elementary in Lexington; Ms. Sarah Johnston, Library Media Specialist for Ida Freeman Elementary in Edmond; and Ms. Shelley Wall, Library Media Specialist for Will Rogers Elementary in Shawnee.

The Bushels for Books program takes donated bushels of any commodity crop as well as monetary donation from Oklahoma farmers and provides accurate agriculture books to Oklahoma elementary schools. For more information on the program, please visit www.okfarmingandranchingfoundation.org or contact Amanda Rosholt at Amanda.rosholt@aggiving.org or (405) 202-1463