Buck receives national educator award

July 16, 2015

Dr. Emily Buck, agricultural communication faculty member in the Department of Agricultural Communication, Education, and Leadership was presented the Educator Award, NACTA’s entry-level teaching honor at the NACTA Conference held at the University of Georgia in Athens last month.

One of the central purposes of NACTA (North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture) is to recognize those individuals whose efforts represent the very best in agricultural higher education. The NACTA Educator Award is a criterion based award and is reviewed by a committee of NACTA members.

To qualify for the NACTA Educator Award, a NACTA member must have been on a full-time appointment involving at least 25% teaching for a minimum of 5 of the past 7 years.

Dr. Buck teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in agricultural communication. She received her B.S. degree from Ohio State and her M.S. and PhD from the University of Florida.

Other CFAES recipients include: Elena Irwin of the Department of Agricultural, Environmental, and Development Economics; Tom Mitchell of the Department of Plant Pathology; and Greg Hitzhusen and Brian Lower of the School of Environment and Natural Resources.