INDIANAPOLIS (Thursday, June 30, 2016/National FFA Organization) – Kurt Dillon of Kansas was recently named to the National FFA Board of Directors.
Dillon, who grew up in a rural area of northeast Kansas, was involved in FFA throughout his high school career and attended Kansas State University, where he graduated with a degree in agricultural education. He also earned his master's degree in adult education and a licensure in biology and building leadership (administration).
He taught for 27 years at Atwood High School in Rawlins County, Kan., and also served as principal for three years. He is currently the adult education program and Kansas FFA advisor for the Kansas State Department of Education.
"We are excited to have Kurt serve on the board," said National FFA Advisor and board chair Dr. Steve A. Brown. "He brings with him knowledge not only of agricultural education in the classroom but also at the state level. We are looking forward to his future contributions on guiding the National FFA Organization and helping FFA members prepare for a lifetime of career success."
Dillon and his wife, Pam, have two daughters and four grandchildren.
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