8/6/2014 8:54:00 AM Chino ag teacher earns Teacher of the Year award from state association
Review file photo/Salina Sialega
Chino Valley High School teacher, Casey Farnsworth, shown here with the school’s vineyard at Cooper Ag Center this past April, has been named the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association Black Canyon District Agriculture Teacher of the Year.
CVHS Ag teacher, Casey Farnsworth, holds the Teacher of the Year award he received July 15 in Tucson from the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association Black Canyon District.
Chino Valley High School (CVHS) agriculture teacher, Casey Farnsworth, earned a top award from a state teachers association on July 16 in Tucson.
Farnsworth received the 2014 Black Canyon District Teacher of the Year Award from the Arizona Agriculture Teachers Association while attending the 39th annual Association for Career Technical Education (CTE) of Arizona Conference in Tucson.
"I am so proud of teaching Agriculture Education here at CVHS and can honestly say I am living the dream," Farnsworth said.
Each district within the association picks the teacher for the award. Bethany Masters, an agriculture teacher from Mayer High School, nominated Farnsworth.
The award is selected for the following factors: membership in professional organizations, program and professional improvement, completion of state forms and letters of recommendation from administrators.
The CVHS FFA Chapter, under Farnsworth as co-advisor, received the FFA Gold Chapter ranking in 2013 and 2014. Farnsworth also serves as director for the school's 32-acre educational Cooper Ag Center Farm on west Center Street at Highway 89.
Farnsworth, a 2004 CVHS graduate, began as a para-professional at the school in 2007 and full-time as a teacher in 2009, teaching Agriscience, Applied Biological Systems, a dual Yavapai College credit class of Viticulture and a CAC farm class.
In the past five years, he has taught all grades and an advanced Ag Mechanics class.