Scott Stone, President
ACTE AgEd Division VP

Term: 7/1/2018 to 6/30/2021
(573) 682-3512

Centralia High School
849 South Jefferson
Centralia, MO 65240

As a high school agriculture science instructor for Centralia High School, Mr. Stone is the 2021 Council President and represents the Association for Career and Technical Education (ACTE) as the Division Vice-President.  Stone was raised on a farm in Williamsburg, Pennsylvania and was an FFA member and State FFA Officer in high school. All his degrees are from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Stone has served as the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) as the Region IV Secretary and Vice President as well as the NAAE President. Stone has been teaching high school agriculture in Missouri for 23 years.

Dr. Travis Park

Travis Park, Past-President
Council Past-President

Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2021
(919) 515-9441

NC State University
Campus Box 7607 NCSU
1 Lampe Drive, 216 Ricks Hall
Raleigh, NC 27695-7607

Travis Park is the Council Past-President and American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) representative. He is an Associate Professor of agricultural education at NC State University. Dr. Park is the 2020 Council President. He taught high school agriculture in Indiana prior to becoming a teacher educator. He has served as a teacher educator in NY at Cornell University and has been in NC at NC State since 2013. Dr. Park focuses his research on teacher professional development and literacy integration in secondary agricultural education.

Chandler Vaughan, Secretary
FFA Alumni Representative

Term: 1/1/2018 to 12/31/2020
(434) 547-3078

1255 Horseshoe Bend Road
Keysville, VA 23947

Currently, as a regional representative on the National FFA Alumni and Supporters Advisory Committee, Chandler works to support people who support their local agricultural education programs and FFA chapters. While in this role, Chandler is also a graduate student studying public administration at Appalachian State University. There, he combines his undergraduate work in agricultural economics at Virginia Tech to study rural community and economic development. Following graduation, Chandler will work with the Virginia Rural Center, where he will contribute to the development of a rural leadership development institute for rural civic leaders in Virginia.

Travis Bradshaw

Travis Bradshaw
Adult Representing Secondary Students in Ag

Term: 1/1/2019 to 12/31/2022
Cell: (405) 880-4485

Elgin Public School
501 K Street
Elgin, OK 73538

Travis Bradshaw is the National FFA Board of Directors representative for the National Council for Agricultural Education. Mr. Bradshaw is the Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Elgin Public Schools in Elgin, Oklahoma. Prior to this position, he was the Agricultural Education Instructor and FFA Advisor at Burlington Public Schools in Burlington, Oklahoma for 15 years. Mr. Bradshaw has also served as President of the Oklahoma Agricultural Education Teachers Association and the Oklahoma Association of Career and Technology Education.

Heath Hornecker

Heath Hornecker
2-Year Postsecondary Instructor

Term: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021
Phone: (307) 760-6480

Casper College
13200 Garbutt Road
Casper, WY 82604

Heath Hornecker serves in the Agriculture Department at Casper College in Casper, Wy.  He teaches a variety of agriculture courses including animal science, range management and ecology.   Prior to Casper College, Heath taught high school agriculture courses for four years.  Heath graduated with his master’s degree from the University of Wyoming, his bachelor’s from Texas Tech University and associate’s degree from Casper College.  Heath currently serves on the Wyoming FFA Board of Directors and numerous other boards and committees.  In his spare time, Heath attends numerous baseball games, ice skating practices and livestock shows.  Heath and his wife Jaime have four kids, too many short-legged dogs and a small acreage outside of town.

Charles Parker, NASAE Representative

Charles Parker
NASAE Representative

Term: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2023
(916) 391-0673

California FFA Association
P.O. Box 460
Galt, CA 95632

Charles Parker is the Council Secretary and serves as the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education (NASAE) representative on the Council. After graduation from Wasco High School, Charles attended Cal Poly San Luis Obispo where he obtained his BS in Agriculture Science along with his teaching credential. He later completed his Master’s in Agricultural Education at Chico State University. In 1980 Charles began what would be 13 years as an agriculture teacher and FFA advisor at Kingsburg High School. In 1993 Charles joined the state staff in California. Charles served as the North Coast Region Supervisor, the Assistant State FFA Advisor, San Joaquin Region Supervisor and is currently serving as the Program Manager for Agriculture Education & Family and Consumer Sciences as well as the State FFA Advisor.

Mary Hoffmann, NAAE Representative

Mary Hoffmann
NAAE Representative

Term: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2023
(504) 794-7904 x1118

Sleepy Eye High School
400 4th Ave SW
Sleepy Eye, MN 56085

Mary Hoffmann serves as the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) representative to the Council. She is a teacher of agriculture at Sleepy Eye Public School in Sleepy Eye, MN. Prior to that, she was an agriculture teacher in Wisconsin for 11 years. Mary served as 2017-20 NAAE Region III Vice President. Mary has been a leader in agricultural education on many levels including with NAAE as a committee member and chair and with the Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators as an officer and committee chair. Her philosophy of education is to help students get a base of agricultural knowledge through hands-on learning and in the process gain skills in teamwork, communication, leadership, and responsibility. Mary resides in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota with her husband, Dan, and their two daughters, Cassidy and Morgan.

Dr. Amy Smith
AAAE Representative

Term: 1/1/2021 – 12/31/2023
(612) 624-6590

University of Minnesota
146C Ruttan Hall
1994 Buford Ave
St. Paul, MN 55108

Dr. Amy Smith is the American Association for Agricultural Education (AAAE) representative of the Council. Dr. Smith is an Associate Professor of Agricultural Education at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities. Smith teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in Agricultural Education and serves as the Director of Graduate Studies. She is passionate about the preparation of high-quality school-based agriculture teachers and conducts research related to teacher recruitment and retention. Smith is also an advocate for connecting with new and diverse audiences through agricultural and food systems education. Prior to joining the faculty at UM in 2013, Smith served as an Assistant Professor at South Dakota State University and Youth Education Coordinator at the Jefferson Farm and Garden. Smith earned her undergraduate degree (2000) in Agricultural Education at Oklahoma State University. After teaching school-based agricultural education for five years, Smith then completed her Masters (2006) and doctorate (2008) at the University of Missouri.

Lori Tonak
NFRBMEA* Representative

Term: 1/1/2019 – 12/31/2021
(605) 299-6762

Mitchell Technical Institute
1800 East Spruce Street
Mitchell, SD 57301

Lori Tonak is the NFRBMEA representative. She is one of two instructors for the South Dakota Center of Farm/Ranch Management based at Mitchell Technical Institute. She provides individualized farm business management instruction to farmers/ranchers. Lori teaches two online secondary AFNR courses for the SD Dial Virtual School and is Perkins Director for the Paragon Ridge Consortium. Prior to coming to adult agriculture education, Lori started two secondary AFNR programs in South Dakota. In the late ’80s and early ’90s, she took a 12-year break from agriculture education, where she worked as a Dairy Inspector/Supervisor of Dairy Inspection for the SD Department of Agriculture and worked with the Black Hills Dairy Herd Improvement Association.  She received her Agriculture Education degree from South Dakota State University in 1981.

Scott Stump, National FFA Organization CEO

Scott Stump
National FFA Representative

Term: N/A – Ex-officio

National FFA Organization
6060 FFA Drive, PO Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46278-0960

The FFA Blue Room will launch at the National Convention and Expo exclusively for Convention attendees! Virtual and life Convention attendees can explore the FFA Blue Room at any time on the National Convention and Expo virtual platform. Don’t miss out on our Blue Stage presentations throughout the week where industry experts share their perspectives on sustainability, technology, and innovation in short, impactful talks. Can’t get enough of the FFA Blue Room? The FFA Blue Room will also be available after Convention and live stage presentations will air throughout the year.
Molly Ball

Molly Ball
NFFA Foundation Representative

Term: N/A – Ex-officio
(317) 802-4357

National FFA Center
6060 FFA Drive, PO Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46268

Originally from Vicksburg, Mich., Ball earned a bachelor’s degree in agriculture and natural resources communications with emphasis on agribusiness management and marketing from Michigan State University. She received her Certified Fund-Raising Manager accreditation from the Indiana University Center of Philanthropy. A former FFA member in high school, Ball served an internship at the National FFA Organization after college, joined the organization as a communications specialist and later was named individual giving manager with the foundation. She is currently the National FFA Foundation president and National FFA Organization chief marketing officer.

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Alissa Smith
Chief Executive Officer NAAE

Term: N/A – Ex-officio

One Paragon Centre
2525 Harrodsburg Road, Suite 200
Lexington, KY 40504-3358

Coming soon.

Dr. James R. Woodard

Dr. James Woodard
National Director of Agricultural Education,
National FFA Advisor, FFA Board Chair

Term: N/A – Ex-officio
(317) 430-2619

National FFA Center
6060 FFA Drive, PO Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

3061 Indian Creek Road
Madison, GA 30650

Dr. James Woodard is the director of agricultural education, FFA board chair and National FFA advisor. He completed his bachelor’s in agricultural education and doctorate in education leadership and administration from the University of Georgia. As an agricultural education teacher/leader, Dr. Woodard has spent his career in the classroom and in leadership positions providing direction for school systems to expand and improve secondary and postsecondary career and technical educational programming.

Cheryl Zimmerman

Cheryl Zimmerman
National FFA Executive Secretary

Term: N/A – Ex-officio
(715) 659-4807

National FFA Center
6060 FFA Dive, PO Box 68960
Indianapolis, IN 46268-0960

Wisconsin FFA Executive Director
P.O. Box 110
Spencer, WI 54479

Cheryl Zimmerman is the executive secretary for National FFA. Zimmerman has served on the National FFA Board of Directors as a consultant and member since 2016. She currently serves as the Wisconsin FFA executive director. She studied agricultural education and agricultural journalism at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Zimmerman also served as the president for the National Association of Supervisors of Agricultural Education and the central region vice president. Zimmerman is a former Wisconsin agricultural education instructor and FFA advisor.