Boyd Bowder Wins Natural Resources Educator Award

St. Paul Junior/Senior High School Ag Teacher and FFA Advisor Boyd Bowder has been named the recipient of the Natural Resources Educator of the Year Award for 2020.  The Nebraska Association of Resources Districts presents the award annually to recognize outstanding natural resources education efforts in Nebraska.  Bowder’s award was delayed a year due to the COVID pandemic.

Boyd Bowder accepts NRD Educator Award

Bowder has been an agriculture education instructor for ­17 years.  He has taught at SEM and St. Paul.  His students have a tradition of success in Envirothon and range judging contests, as well as other agricultural competitions. 

Bowder and his wife, Lacey, have four daughters – Layla, Boston, Scout, and Rivers.  In addition to teaching, he is active in coaching wrestling, following and supporting his kids’ activities, volunteering at community events, and occasional hunting or fishing trips. 

The Lower Loup Natural Resources District nominated Bowder for the award. Bowder received the award at a luncheon during the Nebraska Association of Resources Districts Annual Conference in Kearney September 27th.