New Jersey Department of Agriculture official named treasurer-elect of National FFA Organization

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Duane Brodt
Marketing and Communications
National FFA Organization

INDIANAPOLIS (Wednesday, May 15, 2013/National FFA Organization) – A highly experienced and effective FFA and agriculture education leader has been named treasurer-elect of the board of directors of the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation.

Nancy Trivette of Trenton, N.J., has 30 years of management and oversight experience of state FFA and agricultural education budgets and investments. Since 1995, she has been an education program development specialist with the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, first as a state FFA specialist and currently as an agriculture state program leader. In her current role, Trivette administers a statewide program of agricultural education in New Jersey by providing leadership, resources and services to schools, teachers and students and leads the New Jersey FFA Association.

Previously, she served as an education program development specialist, education planner and state FFA specialist with the New Jersey Department of Education.

“I am truly honored to have been selected as treasurer-elect of the National FFA Organization and National FFA Foundation and am looking forward to my new role,” Trivette said. “My experiences have connected me to an extensive network of agricultural education and career and technical education professionals and I am honored to serve them through my position as treasurer-elect.”

Trivette serves on the Association for Career and Technical Education board of directors. She has previously served on the National FFA Organization's board of directors, its finance committee and the National FFA Foundation's board of directors. She has also served as president of the National Council for Agricultural Education.

She is a member of the New Jersey Teachers of Agriculture Association, National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education, Association of Career and Technical Education and New Jersey Farm Bureau. She is a life member of the National Association of Agricultural Educators and National FFA Alumni Association.

Trivette earned a bachelor’s degree in ornamental horticulture from Delaware Valley College in Doylestown, Pa., and a master’s degree in agricultural education from Rutgers University.

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, on Facebook, Twitter and the official National FFA Organization blog.