This week I visit with Mark Poeschl, incoming CEO of the National FFA Organization and Foundation. Mark officially takes over the position August 1.
Mark comes from a strong farm background and he has some significant experience in agribusiness, including on the global level. He has also been very involved in FFA.
Poeschl, a former FFA member and past state FFA president from Nebraska, brings strong business, customer service, financial, IT and global perspectives to the organization. He currently serves as vice president, group director, stakeholder engagement at Cargill, Inc., Cargill Animal Nutrition.
One of the challenges in agricultural education he sees is the need to attract and retain top quality high school ag teachers. He says there is a real shortage in that area. He wants to stress how important a role that position plays in the development of young people understanding and deciding on agricultural careers.
Learn more about Mark in this week’s ZimmCast: ZimmCast with Mark Poeschl, National FFA