GRAND JUNCTION, Colo (KJCT)-- A local teacher is being recognized for her use of agriculture in the classroom.
Mrs.Pearson teaches at Loma Elementary school and was presented with the Outstanding Agriculture in the Classroom Teacher Award.
The third grade teacher says she feels that many are losing touch with where our food and materials come from. That's why she feels the need to include farming in her courses.
"I really started to try and think of as many ways as I could to meet my curriculum standards but teach with an Ag enhancement." says Cindy Pearson.
The award was sponsored by the Colorado Foundation for Agriculture and the Colorado Farm Bureau Women's Leadership Committee.