Apr 8, 2024
Plantpeddler gets Ag Education Leadership Award

In honor of National Ag Day and Iowa Ag Week, Iowa’s Secretary of Agriculture, Mike Naig, hosted the 12th Annual Ag Leader Awards on March 19, 2024. The event was held at the FFA Enrichment Center, in Ankeny, Iowa, with over 400 dignitaries, elected officials, farm industry leaders and other invited guests.

Following remarks from Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds, and Secretary Mike Naig, three organizations were honored for their contributions to Iowa agriculture. Plantpeddler, of Cresco, Iowa, was recognized for Leadership in Agriculture Education. This award was based on years of supporting horticulture in schools, the Department of Horticulture at Iowa State University, and most recently for hosting the nation’s first “Educate the Educators” Ag Educators Workshop.

A team at Plantpeddler, along with a cross-section of industry representatives conducted a day-long event to help train Ag teachers about how to build, maintain, grow and teach within greenhouses at their schools. The teachers received continuing education hours for participating in the workshop. This event was made possible through a partnership with the Iowa Department of Agriculture, Iowa State University, Iowa FFA, Plantpeddler and dedicated industry volunteers.

g Leader Award - Sec Mike Naig w Plantpeddler 03-19-24 (1)For more information on the event and award visit plantpeddler.com

To read the press release from Iowa Department of Agriculture – Ag Leader Awards, check out iowaagriculture.gov/news/ag-leader-awards-2024-presented

Watch the Iowa Department of Agriculture Ag Leader Award Video on YouTube here: youtube.com/watch?v=p3t2o-uB8QA

For additional information, contact Stacy Bryant at stacyb@plantpeddler.com

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