Kentucky executive named chairman of 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Directors

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Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization
DBrodt@FFA.org
888-332-2589

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, Jan. 22, 2014/National FFA Organization) – Russ Green has been named chair of the 2014 National FFA Foundation Board of Directors.

A Lexington, Ky., resident, he is national account sales manager with AGCO Corp. based in Atlanta, Ga. Previously, he held leadership positions with agricultural and construction companies, including LBX, Link-Belt, CLAAS of America, CNH Agricultural, Kubota Tractor, Deutz-Allis Corp. and International Harvester Co.

Originally from Iowa, Green graduated from the University of Northern Iowa and earned a master’s degree in business from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.

He served as a board member of the Greater Omaha Chamber of Commerce and chaired the agricultural council. Green also served as a member of the Agricultural Builders of Nebraska and was nominated to the Bridge-builders Society of the United Way of the Midlands. He is a four-year member of the National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board.

He and wife Katy have three adult children.

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.