Experienced agriculture education teacher named to board of directors of National FFA Organization

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National FFA Organization
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INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013/National FFA Organization) – Michael R. Womochil has been named to the board of directors of the National FFA Organization.

Womochil, of Denver, has 34 years of teaching experience. He has been involved in developing curriculum and program standards, coordination between local agriculture programs and university teacher education programs.


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He is program director of agriculture, natural resources and energy at the Colorado Community College System. Previously, he was a local program success specialist at the National FFA Organization.

Womochil earned a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in agricultural science from Kansas State University. He served as an FFA advisor at Abilene High School in Abilene, Kan., from 1995-2006, Concordia High School in Concordia, Kan., from 1984-1995 and Mankato High School in Mankato, Kan., from 1980-1984.

Currently, he is a member of the Colorado Higher Education Admission and Transfer Standards task force and National SAE Renewal Committee created by the National Council for Agricultural Education. He also serves on a multi-state group that is revising current AFNR content standards to align with the new Common Career and Technical standards released in 2012 by the States Career Clusters organization.

Womochil is a former member of the Kansas State University education department’s state agricultural education curriculum standards committee and the university’s advisory council for the education department. He also is a former teacher trainer working with the university’s agricultural department.

The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 557,318 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,498 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.

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About National FFA Organization
The National FFA Organization is a national youth organization of 557,318 student members as part of 7,498 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 at www.FFA.org, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.