INDIANAPOLIS (Monday, June 29,2015/National FFA Organization) – Buddy Deimler of Salt Lake City, Utah, has been named to the National FFA Board of Directors.
Deimler, who is currently serving as state specialist in agricultural education and welding education for the Utah State Office of Education, has spent more than 35 years in the agricultural education profession.
He began his career in agricultural education in 1980, when he served as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor in Albuquerque, N.M. From 1981-82 he served as a graduate teaching assistant at New Mexico State University. Later, he taught in Avondale, Ariz., where he served as the FFA advisor as well as the agriculture educator. From 1987 to 1994, he served as state supervisor for agricultural education of the Arizona Department of Education. In 1994, he began working with the Utah State Office of Education.
He graduated from New Mexico State University in 1980 with a bachelor's degree in agricultural and extension education. He earned his master’s in agricultural and extension education from New Mexico State University in 1982.
"We are excited to have Buddy serve on the board," said Dr. Steve A. Brown, national FFA advisor and board chair. "He brings with him a 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."
Deimler resides in Salt Lake City, Utah with his wife Kathy and their five children.
The National FFA Organization provides leadership, personal growth and career success training through agricultural education to 610,240 student members who belong to one of 7,665 local FFA chapters throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.
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