2010 National Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award
Ms. Audrey Harmon
Morrison Elementary, Oklahoma
An enthusiastic kindergarten teacher and a strong voice for agriculture, Audrey Harmon wants her students to know that farmers don't just care for their farm animals; they care for the people of America, too! Mrs. Harmon uses her experiences as a farmer to excite and educate her students. She made 19 AITC multimedia presentations with pictures from her farm which are age-appropriate and illustrate lessons from the Oklahoma AITC curriculum. The presentations are available on the Oklahoma AITC website for teachers nationwide. AITC allows Mrs. Harmon to integrate agriculture into every subject she teaches. Her students learn about life cycles by hatching chicken eggs and growing plants. Her students’ favorite activity is the Kindergarten Rodeo, complete with wild cow milking and wild bronc riding. Mrs. Harmon wants her students to leave her class understanding that agriculture fulfills their basic needs for survival.