b'What a Surprise!Support through this grant program is more than financial. Each year the IAA Foundation works with Facilitating Coordination in Agricultural Education Advisors and the recipients school administration to set up a surprise announcement for their teacher. Through this action, students, fellow teachers, FFA Alumni and community members can also get involved in sayingthank you for choosing to be an ag teacher. From the bottom of my heart, I want to say thank you for choosing me to be one of the 2019 teacher grant program recipients! You all pulled off the surprise of a lifetime and truly put me into a state of shock. The whole ceremony and reception was amazing not only for me but for my students (they havent stopped talking about it yet.) Your dedication to help those in ag education is truly phenomenal. This grant is going to helpme so much in my personal life and came just at the right time as I just lost my whole soybean crop from the terrible hail storm a couple of week ago. Thank you for honoring and valuing first year ag teachers! You all are making a huge difference!-Abby JacobsSee Abbys surprise video at:https://vimeo.com/3603699129'