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Posted: February 5, 2014

Pre-K teacher Lauren Arbogast teaches cultural geography to her students at W.H. Keister Elementary School in Harrisonburg on Tuesday. Arbogast is the first recipient to be named teacher of the year by the state chapter of Agriculture in the Classroom. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Pre-K teacher Lauren Arbogast and her students work on a map as she teaches cultural geography Tuesday morning. Arbogast was named teacher of the year by the Virginia chapter of Agriculture in the Classroom, which promotes incorporating agriculture into K-12 education.

HARRISONBURG  — Local preschool teacher Lauren Arbogast, a “city girl, born and raised,” could have hardly predicted that she’d ever be teaching kids about farming, let alone be named as the state’s…

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