SAINT PAUL — The Minnesota FFA Association has named Dr. Lavyne Rada as its new Executive Director. According to a press release, Dr. Lavyne Rada assumed the role of Executive Director on June 5th. She brings experience in FFA and agricultural education to this role where she will be working with Minnesota FFA members, agriculture teachers, and numerous stakeholders.

The press release said, “With Dr. Rada being an integral part of the Association staff since 2014, this new role is a testament to her outstanding dedication, expertise, and exceptional performance. Throughout her tenure, Rada has consistently exhibited exceptional leadership qualities, strategic thinking, and a remarkable ability to drive results.”

Rada previously served as a Regional Supervisor and Program Manager, where she played a crucial role in organizing, developing, and implementing new and existing training for student growth while strengthening Minnesota FFA’s growing membership of nearly 16,000 students. As Executive Director, Rada will assume broader responsibilities and play a pivotal role in shaping Minnesota FFA’s future.

FFA is a national organization developing students’ potential for premier leadership, personal growth, and career success through agricultural education with more than 800,000 members in all 50 states, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Minnesota FFA Association represents nearly 16,000 members and over 200 high school chapters across the state. Agricultural education engages students through hands-on learning in the classroom, work-based learning opportunities known as Supervised Agricultural Experience (SAE) projects, and FFA activities.