Douglas County Farm Bureau member and Carson Valley resident Tonja Dressler was awarded the 2013 Nevada Agriculture in the Classroom Volunteer of the Year Award during the 2013 Nevada Farm Bureau Annual Convention in Las Vegas. Sue Hoffman of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation presented the award.
Dressler has been involved and coordinating Ag in the Classroom events throughout Douglas County and Nevada for more than 10 years. In Douglas County, Dressler organizes two events each year.
Dressler’s work in Douglas County has been tremendous and extends outside of its borders, organizers said.
Dressler has organized events throughout Nevada, including Clark County, Lyon County, Nye County, and Carson City.
The award is a part of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation’s “Excellence in Education” program.
“The Nevada Agricultural Foundation is pleased to be able to provide awards to the teachers and volunteers for their dedication in teaching our youth about agriculture,” said Hoffman, executive director of the Nevada Agricultural Foundation. “Tonja has done incredible work in Douglas County and throughout the state.”
During the award presentation, Dressler thanked Douglas County Farm Bureau and members who help participate and give educational presentations at each Ag Days.
“I am a fifth-generation Nevadan involved in agriculture, and if it weren’t for Ag in the Classroom materials and volunteers, my granddaughter, who is seventh-generation, would not know where the food on the table comes from,” Dressler said. “Ag in the Classroom is so vital for our students and I thank the Nevada Agricultural Foundation for this award.”
For more information on the Nevada Agricultural Foundation visit their website at http://nevadaagriculturalfoundation.org/.