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Matthew Eddy Named to the National FFA Board of Directors

Wed, 28 Jul 2021 09:23:03 CDT

Matthew Eddy Named to the National FFA Board of Directors Matthew Eddy was recently named to the National FFA Board of Directors. He is serving as the NASAE representative, completing the term of Leon Busdeiker, who retired on June 30.

Eddy, who currently serves as an agricultural education consultant and state FFA advisor for Iowa, has served on the board in the past, as a teacher representative for the U.S. Department of Education. He finished his term in 2019.

"We are excited to have Matthew serve on the board once again," said National FFA Advisor and board chair Dr. James Woodard. "We are looking forward to his future contributions on guiding the National FFA Organization and helping FFA members become the next leaders and prepare for a lifetime of career success."

Eddy, who grew up on a diversified farm south of Osceola, Iowa, graduated from Clarke Community High School and attended Iowa State University. He received his bachelorís degree in 1999 and his masterís degree in 2008.

Eddy is a CASE Certified Master Teacher and holds certification in agriculture, food and natural resources, animal science, plant science and biotechnology. He led a group to author the Governor's STEM Scale-Up Program grants, securing more than $3.1 million dollars for Iowa agriculture programs to participate in adopting the CASE model since 2012.

Eddy and his wife, Carol, live in Pleasant Hill, Iowa, with their four children.



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