MACOMB, Ill. — Knoxville High School agriculture teacher Mallory Swanson Tolley, a 2008 and 2014 Western Illinois University graduate, has been chosen as the Outstanding Agribusiness Woman of the Year.
The award was presented by the Illinois Agri-Women organization. It is presented to a woman who works in agribusiness or agricultural education who has exhibited high standards of service, excellence and exceptional leadership skills in her job.
Tolley received her bachelor’s degree in agriculture education and her master’s degree in education and interdisciplinary studies from Western.
“Western Illinois University helped prepare me for my career because of the knowledge and experiences professors in the School of Agriculture were able to offer,” said Tolley. “I love everything about agriculture and still enjoy learning new things every day. I aspire to be a quality and effective teacher like those I had while at WIU.”
For more about the WIU School of Agriculture, visit wiu.edu/agriculture.
— Western Illinois University
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