Lisa Konkel, 2010 Agriscience Award

Written by on September 15, 2010 in 2010, Agriscience Award, Educator

Lisa Konkel

Lisa Konkel

Agriscience Educator
Big Foot Union High School
Walworth, Wisconsin

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation and the American Farm Bureau Federation are honored to have awarded the achievements of the 2010 $10,000 Agriscience Educator’s Award Columbus Scholar.

Lisa Konkel grew up on a registered Holstein dairy farm, and was active in 4-H and FFA programs. She graduated from the University of Wisconsin.

Lisa is a veteran teacher with 17 years of teaching experience. She started a half-time program at Big Foot High School, which quickly become a full-time program after her first year, and now is a two-person Agriscience Department. Curriculum transformation has occurred in the past 15 years she has taught at Big Foot from a primarily production agriculture focus to the balance of production and agribusiness concepts with a strong emphasis on science incorporation.

As an FFA advisor, Lisa strongly encourage participation in all FFA competitions and Agriscience Fairs and wants students to defend their research. Lisa was the FFA’s Agriscience Teacher of the Year in 1998 and the National Association of Agriculture Educators’ Outstanding Teacher winner in 2008.

Lisa is married to Duane and they have two daughters.

The Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation is honored to have had the assistance of the following distinguished individuals serving on the 2010 Agriscience Awards Evaluation Committee:

  • MeeCee Baker, Ph.D.
    Partner, Chief Operating Officer
    Versant Strategies
    Harrisburg, PA
  • Gary Matteson 
    The Farm Credit Council
    VP Young, Beginning, Small Farmer
    Programs and Outreach
    Washington, D.C.
  • Meghan Mueseler
    Cargill, Inc.
    Wichita, KS
  • Kevin Paap
    Minnesota Farm Bureau
    Minneapolis, MN
  • Robert W. Clark, Ph.D.
    Professional Personnel Development Center
    Workforce Education & Development Program
    Penn State University
    University Park, PA


If you enjoyed this article, subscribe now to receive more just like it.

Subscribe via RSS Feed

Comments are closed.