Gill named American Association of Agricultural Educators representative on 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Directors

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Duane Brodt
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National FFA Organization
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INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014/National FFA Organization) – Bart Gill has been named American Association of Agricultural Educators representative on the 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Directors.

Since 2011, he has been an assistant professor of agriculture technology management and agriculture education at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Ill. In his current position, Gill provides professional development workshops for agricultural educators in the area of STEM integration within agricultural education at the regional, state and national level.

Gill earned both a bachelor’s and master’s degree in agricultural and extension education at Pennsylvania State University and a doctorate degree in agricultural leadership, education and communications at Texas A&M University.

From 2004-2007, he taught secondary agricultural education and was an FFA advisor at Manheim Central High School in Manheim, Pa. He was a Pennsylvania FFA state officer in 1999-2000.

The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization, which provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 579,678 student members in grades seven through 12 who belong to one of 7,570 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.