Conservation & Agricultural Partners Foundation

Conservation & Agricultural Partners (CAP) Foundation

Agriculture-in-the-Classroom is a fundamental part of Farm Bureau's education efforts to share the story of agriculture's important role in our daily lives. Thousands of teachers, students and parents are affected each year by the outreach of this program. In Stephenson County, this effort is coordinated through the Conservation and Agricultural Partners (CAP) Foundation, a coalition of local organizations committed to fulfilling this goal. Stephenson County Farm Bureau is one of the primary partners in this coalition, and the CAP office is located in the Farm Bureau building. Amy Schultz is the Education Coordinator for the CAP Foundation and can be reached at (815) 235-2165 or [email protected].
Other key partners and contributors in the CAP Foundation are the Pearl City Boulevard Bash, Stephenson County Soil & Water Conservation District, Stephenson County Pork Producers, Stephenson County Beef Association, Pheasant Forever, Stephenson County Ag Breakfast, and many other individual and business donors.
The Board of Directors of the CAP Foundation includes three directors each representing agriculture, conservation and education, with two At-Large directors who possess a general interest in the mission of CAP.
The 2022 board includes:
President - Larry Main (At-Large)
Vice President - Monica Pierce (Education)
Secretary/Treasurer - Kristin Dinderman (At-Large)
Director - Nicole Sheffey (Agriculture)
Director - Karen Seuring (Agriculture)
Director - Bruce Baumgartner (Conservation)
Director - Melanie Bremmer (Conservation)
Director - Stephanie Klinger (Conservation)
Director - Lisa Corp (Education)
Director - Victoria Hansen (Agriculture)
Director - Jo Wenzel (Education)

Teacher of the Year winners

2005-2006: Pat Mailand* - Lena-Winslow

2006-2007: Sandra Gagliardi* - Tri-County Christian
2007-2008: Jo Ann Wnzel ** - Pearl City
2008-2009: Linda Bush * - Tri-County Christian
2009-2010: Ellen Steenrod * - Pearl City
2010-2011: Stacey Brown * - Orangeville
2011-2012: Kelli Huneke * - Lena- Winslow
2012-2013: Lisa Corp * - Open Bible Learning Center
2013-2014: Doren Werntz * - Tri- County Christian
2014-2015: No Winner Selected
2015-2016: Liza Corp * - Open Bible Learning Center
2016-2017: Nicole Trampel - Orangeville
2017-2018: No Winner Selected
2018-2019: Mary Pospischil- Aquin
*   Indicates state finalist for Illinois Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year
** Indicates Illinois Farm Bureau Teacher of the Year winner
210 W. Spring St.
Freeport, IL 61032

Phone: 815-232-3186
Fax: 815-232-0016
[email protected]
Stephenson County Farm Bureau(R) is affiliated with the Illinois Farm Bureau(R). Illinois Farm Bureau® is a member of the American Farm Bureau Federation®, a national organization of farmers and ranchers including Farm Bureaus in all 50 states and Puerto Rico, and is responsible for Farm Bureau® membership and programs within Illinois.
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