​​​ Vermilion County Farm Bureau
  Serving Vermilion County Agriculture Since 1918

Cindy Cheney-Hunter Named

AITC Teacher of the Year for 2022

Cindy Cheney-Hunter is the sixth generation to live on her family’s farm.  She began teaching five years ago, once her youngest (twins) entered kinder-garten.  For the last three years, she has taught first grade at Pine Crest Elementary in Georgetown, which always featured Ag in the Classroom (AITC) in her curriculum – including incubating chicks and hatching ladybugs.  She is now teaching sixth grade social studies and science at Mary Miller Jr High in Georgetown and is already planning to bring AITC to the middle school.


Vermilion County Farm Bureau provides presentations to EVERY elementary

school in Vermilion County.  That means our Ag Literacy Coordinator

Missy Buhr can only get to each classroom four times a year.

To help teachers have an ag-themed lesson every month, AITC is providing

our new AGsploration lessons that provides materials and links to lessons

that can be featured in the month's that Missy isn't in their classroom.

If you'd like more information about the AGsploration options, contact

Missy at aitc.vcfb@gmail.com.

Shown in picture are (l to r): Cindy Hunter and Ag Literacy Coordinator Missy Buhr.

Previous AITC Teachers of the Year

2022 - Cindy Hunter, Mary Miller Jr High, Georgetown

2021 - Amber Tutwiler, Edison Elementary, Danville

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

AGsploration Gives Teachers Additional Resources

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.