News  |  June 8, 2023

Minnesota FFA Names Dr. Rada Executive Director

ST. PAUL, Minn (June 8, 2023) – The Minnesota FFA Association announces the new title of Executive Director for Dr. Lavyne Rada, who assumed the role effectively, June 5. She brings experience in FFA and agricultural education to this role where she will be working with Minnesota FFA members, agriculture teachers, and numerous stakeholders.

Dr. Rada has been an integral part of the Association staff since 2014, and this new role is a testament to her outstanding dedication, expertise, and exceptional performance. Throughout her tenure, Rada has consistently exhibited exceptional leadership qualities, strategic thinking, and a remarkable ability to drive results.

Dr. Rada played a crucial role in organizing, developing, and implementing new and existing trainings for student growth while strengthening Minnesota FFA’s growing membership of nearly 16,000 students in her previous roles as Regional Supervisor and Program Manager. As Executive Director, Rada will assume broader responsibilities and play a pivotal role in shaping Minnesota FFA’s future.

About Minnesota FFA

FFA is a national organization developing students’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education with more than 800,000 members in all 50 states. Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Minnesota FFA Association represents nearly 16,000 members and over 200 high school chapters across the state. Agricultural education engages students through hands-on learning in the classroom, work-based learning opportunities known as Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects and FFA activities.

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