Scott Stump is set to assume the leadership of the National FFA Organization and Foundation next month, the groups jointly announced Wednesday.

Stump has previous experience as a National FFA staffer and also spent time as an assistant secretary of career, technical and adult education for the Department of Education during the Trump administration.

In a statement, Stump said he’s returning to FFA with “great anticipation.”

“I know from personal experience as a student and as a parent the positive difference FFA makes in the lives of students across this nation,” he said. “I look forward to working with FFA’s talented national staff, committed board members, state and local leaders and supporters to advance and expand our collective impact.” 

Stump’s career began as an ag teacher in Indiana. He is currently working as a senior adviser with Advance CTE and living in Colorado, where he was previously an assistant provost and state director for career and technical education with the Colorado Community College System, among other things.

National FFA Adviser James Woodard, who also chairs the organization’s board of directors, called Stump “a leader with credibility, vision and passion for the agricultural education profession.”

Stump will assume his new roles June 21.

He’ll take over for Mark Poeschl, who resigned from the position in January. Poeschl led the organization for nearly five years, including for noteworthy events such as a National FFA Convention address by then-President Donald Trump in 2017 and the dismissal of a member of the National FFA officer team in June 2020.

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