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Haggard wins USDA Early Career Excellence in Teaching award

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Wednesday, November 10, 2021

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Samantha Siler | Communications and Marketing Manager | 405-744-2977 | samantha.siler@okstate.edu

The Association of Public and Land-grant Universities (APLU) acknowledged Oklahoma State Ferguson College of Agriculture professor Beatrix Haggard with the 2021 National USDA Early Career Award for Excellence
in Teaching.

Haggard knew she wished to show from the time she started her undergraduate program.
Now an affiliate professor with OSU’s Department of Plant and Soil Sciences in her seventh 12 months of educating, she stated connecting with college students in the classroom
is the place she feels at dwelling.

“One of the biggest things I enjoy most about teaching is interacting with students,”
Haggard stated. “I always knew I wanted to teach; that was never really a question.”

Haggard constantly tries to satisfy college students the place they’re and helps them mirror
on their private experiences to achieve an understanding of the subjects introduced to
them in the classroom. Receiving this award was a whole shock, and he or she credit
a lot of her educating success to the supportive, household environment in the school,
she stated.

“I hope I’m doing every thing I can for my college students every time I’m in class to assist them
succeed in their general school profession,” she stated. “I’m glad to get this award and
I’m additionally glad to get it for the Ferguson College of Agriculture.”

In addition to her educating tasks, Haggard additionally advises a number of organizations
throughout the Ferguson College of Agriculture. She enjoys touring with college students and
serving to them foster studying outdoors of the classroom whereas they expertise new locations
and alternatives.

“We applaud this 12 months’s winners of the Excellence in College and University Teaching
Awards for Food and Agricultural Sciences,” stated Doug Steele, vp of Food,
Agriculture and Natural Resources at APLU. “The excessive bar they’ve set stands as a robust instance not solely to their college students,
however to different school striving to raised serve their college students.”

More details about Haggard’s award, and different award winners, is on the market on-line.

Story By:
Taylor Bacon | taylor.bacon@okstate.edu