National FFA Strategic Communications Director to Retire

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The National FFA Organization says Strategic Communications Director Bill Stagg will retire at the end of the month.  A graduate of Virginia Tech, he began his career with the organization in Alexandria, Virginia in 1978. For 38 years, Stagg has been dedicated to living the FFA motto, "Learning to Do, Doing to Learn, Earning to Live, Living to Serve." He started with FFA as an audiovisual specialist and later assumed duties as associate editor of the organization's magazine, The National Future Farmer (now known as FFA New Horizons). From 1987 to 1991, Stagg served as director of information. From 1991 to 1995, he served as team leader for the Communications Resources Team under Chief Operating Officer Bernie Staller, while also managing the National FFA Officer team. In 1998, he moved to Indianapolis when the organization relocated from Alexandria. In Indianapolis, Stagg helped conduct the organization's “Seeds of Hope” campaign, which raised more than $835,000 to assist FFA members, chapters and agricultural education facilities affected by Hurricane Katrina. Stagg
also worked closely with the FFA: Feeding the World—Starting at Home hunger initiative. In 2008, he was named director of strategic communications. Stagg holds both an honorary state FFA degree from California as well as the Honorary American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization. In 2015, he
received the VIP Citation, which recognizes dedicated individuals who contribute to the FFA mission of student success and agricultural education.

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