Midland County teacher recognized by Texas Farm Bureau
(CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas)–She goes above and beyond to share her passion for agriculture with her students, and for that, Darla Morrow of Greenwood Elementary School was honored with Texas Farm Bureau’s 2014 Agriculture in the Classroom Outstanding Teacher award during TFB’s Annual Meeting in Corpus Christi today.
Nominated by Midland County Farm Bureau, the second grade teacher received the award for her exceptional work to incorporate agriculture into her classroom lesson plans and activities.
“Darla uses her passion for agriculture to help her students learn,” said TFB President Kenneth Dierschke. “From the lessons she teaches, the assignments she gives to the on-farm visit her family hosts annually, Darla provides her students with memories that could last a lifetime.”
Morrow is a graduate of Texas Tech University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. She’s been teaching for six years with three of those at Greenwood Elementary School.
Morrow was born into a long-time agricultural family, which instilled in her an appreciation for the value of agriculture. Each year, she and her husband Lane, her father and family host an “On the Farm” day for the elementary school’s second grade classes with stations on horseshoeing, cotton, beef cattle and more. The children also learn to rope and are treated to a chuck wagon meal. TFB’s Mobile Learning Barn and staff have also been added to the event to enhance the learning experience.
In recognition of her accomplishment, Morrow will receive a $300 cash award, as well as reimbursed expenses to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference June 16-20, 2015, in Louisville, Kentucky. The nominating county Farm Bureau also will receive a $300 cash award.