INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, June 2, 2011/National FFA Organization) – New Jersey resident Erin E. Noble has been named the U.S. Department of Education’s representative to the National FFA Organization Board of Directors.
Noble is state FFA specialist with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture. In her role, she is responsible for coordinating FFA conferences, leadership activities, state FFA convention and career development events, training state FFA officers and providing guidance and assistance to FFA advisors.
Noble’s involvement with FFA began when she was a high school freshman. After graduating high school, she served three years in leadership positions for the New Jersey FFA Association.
She earned a bachelor’s degree in secondary education from Delaware Valley College and taught high school agriculture for four years before joining the New Jersey Department of Agriculture in 2008.
Noble, who is working toward earning a master’s degree in agricultural education and communications with a specialization in leadership through University of Florida, has previously served on the executive boards of New Jersey Association of Agricultural Educators, New Jersey FFA Alumni Association, New Jersey State FFA Association and New Jersey Foundation. She resides in Hamilton, N.J.
In being named to the National FFA Organization’s board of directors, Noble will provide strategic leadership and vision to establish the future direction and priorities of the organization.
“Noble is recognized by her peers as providing thoughtful insight and purposeful guidance to the profession.” said Dr. Steve A. Brown, interim advisor and chairman of the National FFA Organization Board of Directors. “She will help guide the National FFA Organization in helping students develop 21st century skills and prepare students for a lifetime of informed career choices in the global agricultural, food, fiber and natural resources systems.”
Formerly known as Future Farmers of America, the National FFA Organization provides agricultural education to more than 523,000 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,487 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st U.S. Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. For more, visit http://www.ffa.org.
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The National FFA Organization, formerly known as Future Farmers of America, is a national youth organization of 523,309 student members as part of 7,487 local FFA chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. The FFA mission is to make a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education. The National FFA Organization operates under a federal charter granted by the 81st United States Congress and it is an integral part of public instruction in agriculture. The U.S. Department of Education provides leadership and helps set direction for FFA as a service to state and local agricultural education programs. For more, visit the National FFA Organization online (http://www.ffa.org), on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/nationalffa), on Twitter (http://twitter.com/nationalffa) and FFA Nation (http://ffanation.ffa.org).