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Portrait of 2017-18 National FFA Officer Team

With more than 669,000 FFA members in 8,630 chapters in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, the National FFA Organization has a strong presence as the largest student-led organization in the nation.

The National FFA Board of Directors and the National FFA Officer Team work together on matters of policy, long-range strategy and fiscal oversight of the organization. National FFA staff implements their recommendations.

FFA looks to its mission as it develops programs and creates opportunities for FFA members. National FFA staff is focused on engaging students, supporting advisors and telling the FFA story by growing leaders, building communities and strengthening agriculture.

2017-18 National FFA Officers

Breanna Holbert

Erica Baier

Gracie Furnish
Eastern Region Vice President

Bryce Cluff
Western Region Vice President

Ian Bennett
Southern Region Vice President

Piper Merritt
Central Region Vice President

National FFA Board of Directors Leadership

Dr. Steve A. Brown
National FFA Advisor & Board Chair

Sherene R. Donaldson
National FFA Executive Secretary

Nancy J. Trivette
National FFA Treasurer

William (Buddy) Deimler
National FFA Treasurer-Elect

National FFA Executive Management

Mark Poeschl

Mark Poeschl
Chief Executive Officer
National FFA Organization
National FFA Foundation

Dave Schapker
Chief Financial Officer
National FFA Organization
National FFA Foundation

Molly Ball

Molly Ball
National FFA Foundation

National FFA Board of Directors

Meet the Board
Board Minutes

The National FFA Organization is led by the direction and policy set by the National FFA Board of Directors. The board consists of the national FFA advisor, four state supervisors of agricultural education and four representatives of the United States Department of Education with expertise and job duties in agricultural education. An executive secretary and treasurer serve as ex-officio members.

National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees

The National FFA Foundation Board of Trustees is the governing body of the foundation and consists of volunteers from business and industry, education, FFA alumni and supporters and individual donors.

First Row (left to right): Jay Vroom, Krista Pontius, John Niemann, Susanne Wasson, Lyle Orwig, Nancy J. Trivette, Breanna Holbert, Robert “Bobby” Torres and Linda Tank

Second Row (left to right): Robert Schmidig, Brian Field, Charlene Finck, Jeff Hicken, John C. Simonsen, William “Buddy” Deimler, Jacob Davis, Ronnie Simmons, Terrie Shank, Dr. Steve A. Brown and Vern Hawkins

Absent: Sherene Donaldson, Mark Poeschl, Terry Rieckman, David Schapker and Bruce Watkins

National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board

The National FFA Foundation Sponsors’ Board is made up of individual volunteers who are leaders from business and industry. During their service, sponsors’ board members are integral in helping National FFA strengthen and develop corporate partnerships with others in business, industry and organizations to provide support.


National FFA Foundation Individual Giving Council

The National FFA Foundation Individual Giving Council is a group of volunteers consisting of individual donors, alumni and supporters, and business leaders. The council is key in assisting the National FFA Foundation in identifying and growing opportunities to provide financial resources in support of National FFA and agricultural education.

Top Row: Jay Vroom, Corey Rosenbusch, Ken Allen, W. Dwight Armstrong, Ph.D., Steve Barr, Tom Dille

Bottom Row: Brian Field, Brian Harvey Hogue, Katrina Jones, Jim Loar, Bruce Maloch, Kevin Ochsner, Clint Pilcher


National FFA Alumni and Supporters

Alumni Advisory Committee

Front Row (Left to Right): LeonBusdieker, Sid Freeman, Bill Carlson, Robert Schmidig, Ron Lynch, David Townsend, Douglas Register

Back Row (Left to Right): Glenda Summers, Zach Classen, Bill Davenport, Chandler Vaughan, Caleb Gustin, Ted Hughes, Jr., Taylor McNeel
Not Pictured: Jon. W. Ramsey, Ph.D.

Josh Rusk

Joshua Rusk
Executive Director, National FFA Alumni and Supporters