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Logan third-grade teacher named educator of year

 

December 16, 2014

Courtesy Photo: Melissa Gustin Roberts, is flanked by Cheryl Butterfield (left), northern director, New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom; Traci Curry, the program’s southern director; and Mike White, farm and livestock bureau president.

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Melissa Gustin Roberts, is flanked by Cheryl Butterfield (left), northern director, New Mexico Agriculture in the Classroom; Traci Curry, the program’s southern director; and Mike White, farm and livestock bureau president.

QCS Staff

Melissa Gustin Roberts, a third grade teacher in the Logan School District, has been named Educator of the Year by the New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau, the bureau announced in a news release.

The award recognizes educators who excel in teaching students about the role

agriculture plays in their lives, the news release said.

Roberts has used books like “Who Grew My Soup?” and “Tops and Bottoms,” and then had students make Stone Soup, the news release said. She has also made pumpkin pie in a bag.

Roberts has also taken classes on field trips around the community. They visited the local feed store, an area greenhouse, then ended with ice cream at a local café, the news release said.

As the award recipient, Roberts will receive a stipend to attend the National Agriculture in the Classroom conference in Louisville, Kentucky, June 16-20, 2015.

The New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau is an 18,000 member organization of farmers and ranchers, The bureau, founded in 1917, is the state’s largest private agricultural organization.

 

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