Rowan teacher named Kentucky Agriculture Teacher of the Year


Bradley McKinney, an agriculture teacher at Rowan County Senior High School, has been named the Kentucky Agriculture Teacher of the Year by the Kentucky FFA Foundation and the Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators.

McKinney has taught agriculture for 12 years in Rowan and Todd counties. He has worked to provide high-quality classroom instruction, relevant hands-on learning opportunities and the skills needed by students to succeed in life. His students have developed leadership and teamwork skills through FFA and have been able to explore careers through work-based learning projects. 

In addition to his work locally, McKinney is president-elect of the Kentucky Association of Agricultural Educators and previously served as a regional teacher chair. He has served as a teacher mentor for new agriculture education teachers and has supervised several student teachers. 

“Bradley McKinney has been a leader both inside his classroom and across the state of Kentucky,” State FFA Adviser Brandon Davis said. “He has been a great resource for both pre-service and beginning teachers.”

McKinney was recognized at the State FFA Convention in June in Lexington. He will represent Kentucky in the National Association of Agricultural Educators’ outstanding member contest.