INDIANAPOLIS (Friday, April 3, 2015/National FFA Organization) – The National FFA Foundation announces the following appointments to its current Board of Trustees:
- Nancy J. Trivette, Trenton, N.J., has been appointed treasurer of the board. She is currently the New Jersey program leaders, agricultural education and state FFA advisor.
- Craig Bacon, Ph.D., of .Springdale, Ark., has been named Sponsors' Board Chair-Elect. He is the senior vice president of research and development of all products for Tyson Foods.
- Andy Paul, of Lexington, Ga., has been named to the board. He is National FFA President.
- Lee Letsch of Corvallis, Ore., has been named to the board as the NASAE FFA Executive Secretary Representative. She is the executive secretary for the Oregon FFA Association.
- Kevin Stacy, of Delaware Okla., has been named the NAAE teacher representative on the board. He is the superintendent of Oklahoma Union public schools.
- David Doerfert, Ph.D., of Wolfforth, Texas, has been named the AAAE teacher education representative on the board. He is associate chair and professor of agricultural communications in the Department of Agricultural Education and Communications at Texas Tech University.
- Dan Classen, of West Bend, Iowa, has been named to the board and represents the National FFA Alumni. He currently serves as the National FFA Alumni president.
- Brandon Davis of Frankfort, Ky., has been named to the board as the NASAE State Supervisor representative. He has been the Kentucky state supervisor of agricultural education and the Kentucky FFA advisor since November 2011.
- Lyle Orwig, of Wales, Wis., has been appointed board member at large. He is the founder of Charleston|Orwig.
- Ed McMillan, of Greenville, Ill., has been appointed board member at large. He is an independent business consultant with a primary focus on business alliance creation, merger, acquisition and divestiture transactions.
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 610,240 student members in grades seven through 12, who belong to one of 7,665 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 629,367 student members as part of 7,757 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
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The National FFA Foundation builds partnerships with industry, education, government, other foundations and individuals to secure financial resources that recognize FFA member achievements, develop student leaders and support the future of agricultural education. Governed by a 19-member board of trustees comprised of educators, business leaders, individual donors and FFA alumni, the foundation is a separately-registered nonprofit organization. About 82 percent of every dollar received by the foundation supports FFA members and agricultural education opportunities. For more, visit