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Chillicothe Agriculture Teacher Selected for Educator Award
Published: Tuesday, December 16, 2008, C-T

CAPTION: Chillicothe R-2 agricultural instructor Keith Dietzschold has received the National Association of Agricultural Educators Outstanding Service Citation Award. The presentation was made on Dec. 5 at the NAAE annual conference in Charlotte, N.C.

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CHARLOTTE, NC Keith Dietzschold of Chillicothe, MO is one of six individuals who received the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) Outstanding Service Citation Award on Dec. 5 at the NAAE annual conference in Charlotte, N.C.

Dietzschold has devoted his career to the service of the agricultural education profession. He influenced youth in agriculture through 23 years of instruction as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor. During his career, Dietzschold motivated students to be competitive and achieve at a high levels in various career development events. This recipient of Honorary State and American FFA Degrees has received several educator awards, including the Missouri Association of Career and Technical Educators Teacher of the Year Award, the Eddy Award from Missouri Public Education, and the Chillicothe Teacher of the Year in 1997, 1998 and 2006, respectively.

While Dietzshold has been recognized for his outstanding work in the classroom, he has been equally influential in professional organizations. He has served as the executive treasurer, president and as chairman of several committees on the Missouri Vocational Agriculture Teacher's Association.

Each of the six regional Outstanding Service Citation winners was recognized with a plaque at the annual NAAE conference in Charlotte. Animal Industry Alliance sponsors the Outstanding Service Citation award. NAAE is the professional association for agricultural educators.

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