Dietzschold Selected As DESE’s Agriculture Education Director

Former Chillicothe Ag Instructor Keith Dietzschold is the new Agricultural Education director and Missouri FFA Association state advisor. Dietzschold assumed the position July 1st after Leon Busdieker retired.  Dietzschold previously served in the department as northwest district supervisor and state FFA executive secretary.

He says “The agriculture education profession has been an exciting one, I am an educational professional by choice, not by chance. Today’s students are our future, and I have the opportunity to work with people who help shape and mold the future leaders of this great state and nation. Nothing could be more rewarding!”

As director of agricultural education and state FFA advisor, Dietzschold will oversee Missouri’s agricultural education program, including the state’s 351 FFA chapters and 25,662 members. The FFA makes a positive difference in the lives of students by developing their potential for premier leadership, personal growth and career success through agricultural education.

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