(Cuba, IL) -- The Vocational Agriculture instructor at Cuba High School has been recognized again. Doug Falk was recognized as the District III winner for State-wide Excellence in Teaching Award that was presented at Ag Day at the Illinois State Fair this year. Falk has taught a total of twenty-nine years and all have been at Cuba. The IVAT Excellence in Teaching award program recognizes Agricultural Education Teachers for conducting innovative programs of instruction that motivate students through the use of classroom and non-classroom activities. Any middle school and high school Agricultural Education Teachers are eligible to be nominated for the Excellence in Teaching award. Nominations for the award can be submitted by current and former students; administrators; guidance counselors; teachers; FFA alumni members; or other members of the community.