Bridgehampton Teacher Wins National USDA Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2016, 2017 Nomination Submissions Open
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By Long Island News & PR
Published: September 27 2016
Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz, a Bridgehampton teacher, won the USDA Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2016.
Judiann's students are continuously exposed to agriculture while using robotics concepts to create precision-seed technology to seed their garden beds, and work to determine how to power irrigation systems to their school greenhouses.
Photo by: John Peke, via Free Images.
Bridgehampton, NY - September 23, 2016 - In February 2016, it was announced that Judiann Carmack-Fayyaz won the USDA Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award for 2016. Judiann, the New York Agriculture in the Classroom 2016 Teacher of the Year, instructs about 50 students a year at Bridgehampton school here in Suffolk County. Judiann developed a school garden and greenhouse program to teach food and agricultural literacy to middle and high school students at her school. Students in technology, food, and plant science classes use the garden as a classroom to become environmental stewards and to solve real world problems. To read more about the work Judiann has developed, please read here.
Now, New York Agriculture in the Classroom is taking applications for the 2017 nominations. If you or a teacher you know is interested in applying for the 2017 Teacher of the Year Award, please visit here to submit an application by November 1st. The winning teacher, or team of teachers, will win a trip to the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference.