Dr. Steve A. Brown, National FFA Organization
With more than 30 years of service to agricultural education, Brown is responsible for providing leadership for FFA and serves as chairman of the board. He also advises national FFA officers, delegates and committees on policy matters and serve as an ex-officio member of all FFA committees. For an industry that will rely heavily on young ag professionals to grow and prosper in the next several years, Brown has been instrumental in helping to drive the profession’s long-range goal of achieving 10,000 quality agricultural education programs by 2015. FFA has also provided direct input to the USDA to help its efforts in developing the upcoming Farm Bill, specifically ways to encourage more young people to pursue careers in farming.