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Riverside teacher wins agriculture educator award

Riverside teacher wins agriculture educator award

Minnesota Agriculture in the Classroom (MAITC) and the MAITC Foundation awarded the first Minnesota Excellence in Teaching about Agriculture Award to Lori Hodge, a second grade teacher at Riverside Elementary School. Applicants for this award submitted a narrative explaining the innovative and unique approaches they use in the classroom to advance agricultural literacy. Hodge was selected for her enthusiastic and energetic efforts to focus on agriculture in every subject.

As award sponsor, the MAITC Foundation will send Hodge to the 2014 National Agriculture in the Classroom Conference this June in Hershey, Pa.

For more information about this award and program please visit

Denton (Denny) Newman Jr.
I've worked at the Brainerd Dispatch with various duties since Dec. 7, 1983. Starting off as an Ad Designer and currently Director of Audience Development. The Dispatch has been an interesting and challenging place to work. I'm fortunate to have made many friends, both co-workers and customers.
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