​​ Vermilion County Farm Bureau
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Amber Tutwiler Named AITC Teacher of the Year


Amber Tutwiler, a kindergarten teacher at Edison Elementary School in Danville was selected as this year's Ag in the Classroom Teacher of the Year. She has taught in Danville since 1998, the last ten at Edison. She regularly utilizes Ag in the Classroom, from presentations to ag kits. She also hatches eggs in her class every years and loves seeing the kids' excitement as the chicks emerge.


Vermilion County Farm Bureau Foundation has received a $3,000 grant from Corteva Agriscience. The funds will go to ongoing agricultural education efforts as part of their company sponsorship program. 

Central Vermilion Seed initiated the grant process. Partners

Will Firkins (left) and Tyler Johnson (right) are shown presenting

the grant check to Ag Literacy Coordinator Missy Buhr.

The grant will also help fund farm safety exhibits and

demonstrations at Danville Area Community College as well as

the 4-H Fair.

Thank You to Central Vermilion Seed and Corteva Agriscience

for this grant to fund ag literacy programs.


Shown in picture are (l to r): Ag Literacy Coordinator Missy Buhr, Amber Tutwiler and Edison Principal Betsy Porter.

Previous AITC Teachers of the Year

2020 - Joan Dale, Schlarman Academy, Danville

2019 - Chris Jaruseski, Mark Denman Elementary, Danville

2018 - Sue Heidle, Danville Lutheran School, Danville

2017 - Michelle Lawhorn, Mark Denman Elem, Danville

2016 - Mandy Mourer, Northest Magnet Elem, Danville

2015 - Lisa Witsman, Judith Giacoma Elementary, Westville
2014 - Kathy Carmody, East Park Elementary, Danville
2013 - Lisa Unzicker, Northeast Magnet Elem, Danville
2012 - Diana Pratt, Danville Lutheran School, Danville
2011 - Carol Finley, Bismarck-Henning Elem, Bismarck
2010 - Kammie Richter, Oakwood Jr High, Oakwood

VCFB Foundation Receives Grant From Corteva Agriscience

Ag in the Classroom is a one of the biggest programs conducted by

Vermilion County Farm Bureau.


Through Ag in the Classroom, teachers have access to free materials, lesson plans, classroom presentations and access to thematic learning kits.