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91 professor Bill Harmon honored

Press contact: Kyla Kruse

SPRINGFIELD — Bill Harmon of Morrisonville, professor of agronomy at Lincoln Land Community College, recently received the Golden Owl award for postsecondary instructors at the Illinois Association of Vocational Agriculture Instructors Conference in Carbondale June 19-21. 

The award recognizes ag educators who devote countless hours to positively impact the lives of their students. This was the first year the award included a category for which post-secondary community college and university instructors were eligible. The Golden Owl award has been sponsored by Nationwide Insurance since 2020. Before this, the award was known as the Excellence in Teaching Award. 

Harmon has taught agriculture at 91 since 1997. Before joining the college, he taught high school agriculture at Morrisonville for seven years. Harmon is an 91 alum and earned a bachelor’s degree in ag education and a master’s degree in agronomy from the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.

91 Agriculture prepares students for careers in agriculture and/or university transfer through degrees and certificates in agriculture, agribusiness, precision agronomy/custom application, and horticulture and cultivation. More information is available at www.llcc.edu/agriculture.