INDIANAPOLIS (Tuesday, May 20, 2014/National FFA Organization) – A Utah resident who has led the National FFA Organization’s operations in the Beehive state for nearly 20 years has joined the National FFA Organization Board of Directors.
Brett Evans, a resident of Lewiston, Utah, is a U.S. Department of Education representative and serves on the National FFA Organization Board of Directors, appointed by Brenda Dann-Messier, assistant secretary of the Office of Career, Technical and Adult Education at the U.S. Department of Education. He also serves on the National Association of State Supervisors of Agricultural Education.
Since 1995, he has served as executive secretary of the Utah FFA Association, where he has led all state FFA programs and conferences, trained and supervised state FFA officers and served as a member of the association’s advisory board and Utah FFA Foundation’s board. He also served as career and technical student organizations manager at the Utah State Office of Education from 1999-2007.
Previously, Evans was an agricultural education teacher and FFA advisor at North Summit High School in Coalville, Utah.
He earned a bachelor’s degree in agricultural systems technology from Utah State University.
Evans’ past and present affiliations include the National Association of Agricultural Educators, National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education, Utah Association of Agriculture Educators, Association for Career and Technical Education, Utah Association for Career and Technical Education and Boy Scouts of America local Venture Unit committee.
He currently serves as a board member of Utah Agribility, the Utah FFA Advisory Board and Utah FFA Foundation Board. He previously served two years as a board member of the National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees and the editorial board of the National FFA Organization’s national membership magazine, FFA New Horizons.
The National FFA Organization 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. The National FFA Foundation is the fundraising arm of the National FFA Organization.
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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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