2002 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award
Ms. Becky Baker
In 1999, Ms. Becky Baker enrolled in the Agriculture in the Classroom credit course jointly sponsored by Southwest Missouri State University and Missouri Farm Bureau. Since that time she has concentrated on connecting her classroom to agriculture. She utilizes the national and state learning standards to take the agricultural concepts to her students. She is a three-time recipient of the Missouri Farm Bureau Foundation for Agriculture mini-grant that provides her with additional resources to purchase classroom materials that enhance her ability to include agriculture. Becky has taken these agricultural messages to teachers across the state by presenting the past two years at the Missouri Primary Conference. Becky is an enthusiastic teacher and an outstanding educator.