[EasyDNNGallery|608|Width|400|Height|400|position|left|resizecrop|False|lightbox|False|title|False|description|False|redirection|False|LinkText||]One of Montana’s most successful high school Agricultural Education Instructors has been named to head the State FFA Program. Jim Rose will begin his new position on January 1, taking the reins from Bill Jimmerson, who has served this past year as the Interim State FFA Director.
Jim Rose grew up in Cascade, and taught for his entire 31-year classroom career at the Shields Valley High School at Clyde Park. There, Rose grew one of the strongest Ag Ed programs in the west, producing many champion FFA Teams and Individuals in state and national competition.
Rose takes the helm at an important time in Montana FFA history, as increased interest in high school Ag Ed and FFA programs has recently brought record growth. Montana’s Legislature, Office of Public Instruction, and local school boards have worked for the past several years to provide new funding for FFA programs, and the numbers of both FFA Chapters and FFA Members have risen dramatically. Today nearly 90 Montana high schools offer Ag Ed programs, and FFA Membership has grown to almost 5500 students across the state.
Posted by Jami Howell