May 4, 2010
National FFA advisor Dr. Larry D. Case will retire from his position in the federal government, effective Jan. 1, 2011. Dr. Case has provided national leadership and advisory service to states for secondary, postsecondary and adult instructional programs relating to agriculture. He served as a principal program advisor on agricultural education to the Assistant Secretary for Vocational and Adult Education. Case is a former member of the Stet, Missouri FFA Chapter.
Secretary of Education Arne Duncan says that Dr. Case has touched the lives of thousands of young people and adults, particularly in rural schools and communities during his career. Dr. Steve Brown, national FFA executive secretary says he will miss his partner in Washington D.C., but joins Case in celebrating his many accomplishments and achieving this milestone.
A news release from the U.S. Department of Education said that as National FFA advisor, chief executive officer and chairman of the board of directors of the National FFA Organization, Case guided creation of a strategic plan and a strong management team. His tenure was a time of tremendous membership growth and educational innovation within FFA and agricultural education.
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