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Golden Owl Award® honored for progress in Pennsylvania

Nationwide® was recently named the 2022 Outstanding Cooperation Award recipient by the Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators for its Golden Owl Award program, highlighting the hard work and dedication of agricultural educators as they prepare and inspire the next generation of ag leaders.  

Since 2019, Nationwide has sponsored the Golden Owl Award, recognizing outstanding ag teachers across Pennsylvania. Each year, the program honors four finalists with an individualized plaque and a $500 donation toward the development of their FFA program. From there, one finalist is selected as the Pennsylvania Ag Educator of the Year and awarded the coveted Golden Owl Award trophy and an additional $3,000 to help boost their program.

“The Golden Owl Award program continues to grow and it’s extremely rewarding for us to be able to recognize teachers who are inspiring young people to pursue careers in agriculture,” said Brad Liggett, president of Agribusiness at Nationwide. “We are grateful to be recognized for these efforts by the Pennsylvania Association of Agricultural Educators, but the true winners are the dedicated teachers in classrooms across the country who are committed to teaching students about agriculture.”

Pennsylvania FFA teachers nominated Nationwide for this award and more recognition is possible as the program is being considered for regional awards. Regional winners will be invited to attend the National Ag Educators Convention in Las Vegas later this year.

To learn more about the Golden Owl Award and see past winners, visit the Golden Owl Award page.