The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association Research and Education Committee is searching for their twelfth “Teacher of the Year” who will receive a $1,000 school supply stipend from the Nevada Agriculture Foundation as they are recognized at the Annual Cattlemen’s Convention Awards Banquet on Wednesday, November 5, 2014 in Elko, NV.   Nominees may include teachers considered in previous years but who were not selected for the award.

Candidates should be educators dedicated to cleverly weaving classes and units about Nevada’s ranching and agricultural heritage into their “academic” classes in elementary, junior high and high school as part of the academic curriculum (i.e. not vocational agriculture).  Examples would be teaching a one week social studies course on the importance of agriculture to Nevada; or integrating units using “agricultural math”; or classes about agricultural crop and livestock production as part of life science units; and so forth.

The deadline for submitting completed nomination forms will be 4:00pm, October 20, 2014 either by postmark or in the Cattlemen’s office.

Anyone may submit a nomination on the form which is available at, or by sending an e-mail request to, or by calling 775-738-9214.

Nominations may be submitted by email to with “2014 Teacher of the Year Nomination” in the subject line; forms may be faxed to 775 738 5208; or sent by mail to, “Teacher of the Year Nomination”, C/O Nevada Cattlemen’s Association, P O Box 310, Elko, NV 89803. 

Most people today are far removed from knowing about origins of the food, fiber and fuels that keep them alive. The future of agriculture and the beef cattle industry lies in teaching people young and older about the importance of ranching and agriculture to their survival.

Please help in efforts to recognize teachers for their vital efforts in educating our people about the importance of agriculture in their lives, and thank you in advance for nominating a deserving teacher.

The Nevada Cattlemen’s Association was established in 1935 devoted to promoting a dynamic and profitable Nevada beef industry benefiting people everywhere.