IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact:
January 14, 2019
PO Box 330
Trenton, New Jersey 08625-0330
P: (609) 633-2954
C: (609) 433-1785
(TRENTON) – New Jersey Department of Agriculture Secretary Douglas Fisher announced today that Erin Noble has been named the new State Program Leader for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education/State FFA Advisor in New Jersey. Noble has been the State FFA Specialist for the last 11 years for the Department.
“Erin’s experience, knowledge and passion for Ag Education and FFA made her an ideal candidate for this position,” Secretary Fisher said. “We know she will continue the high leadership standard that has guided and encouraged the FFA chapters in New Jersey to strive for excellence in all of their endeavors.”
As the State FFA Specialist, Noble planned and conducted statewide FFA events, mentored and coached state FFA officers and provided technical assistance to FFA advisors. At the National FFA Convention in Indianapolis in November, Noble won the Outstanding Executive Secretary Award.
“I am extremely excited to shift my focus to providing leadership and coordination for the New Jersey Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education program and to creating professional development opportunities for ag teachers as well as providing resources for program improvement,” Noble said. “I look forward to being a part of a great future for Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and FFA in New Jersey.”
New Jersey currently has more than 2,200 FFA members who engage in personal, career and leadership development activities that challenge them to excel as they develop agricultural skills and competencies for the future. Noble will also be assisting schools with developing CASE, the Curriculum for Agricultural Science Education. CASE is an instructional system that provides intense teacher professional development and curriculum that is changing the culture of agriculture programs.
For more information about New Jersey Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Education and the state FFA program visit http://www.jerseyageducation.nj.gov/. Also keep up to date with New Jersey FFA news on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NJFFA/, Twitter at https://twitter.com/NJFFA and Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/newjerseyffa.
For information about the National FFA Organization visit https://www.ffa.org/home.
To learn more about the New Jersey Department of Agriculture, find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/NJDeptofAgriculture and www.facebook.com/JerseyFreshOfficial or Twitter @NJDA and @JerseyFreshNJDA.