The Nebraska FFA Foundation is excited to collaborate with Stacie Turnbull as the Nebraska Department of Education's new Director of Agriculture Education and AFNR (Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources) Career Field Specialist.
Stacie was a member of the North Bend FFA Chapter under Mrs. Kris Spath and, following her first National FFA Convention, she fell in love with all that agriculture education and FFA had to offer. She received her Bachelor's Degree in ALEC from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Master's and Doctoral degrees in Agriculture Education from Iowa State University. Stacie began her agriculture education teaching career at Scribner-Snyder High School, before teaching in Iowa and South Dakota. She has taught the Agronomy Academy in York, Seward, and Centennial High Schools, as well as worked with biotechnology education and design of the Biotechnology Career Development Event through UNL. For the past 5 years, she has taught agricultural courses at York College. Stacie is incredibly excited to be directly involved in agriculture, food and natural resources (AFNR) education again and looking forward to being a part of helping students get excited about AFNR, just as others helped bring that same excitement to her many years ago. Stacie, her husband, Clint, and two (of five) children live outside of Waco, NE. Her children are members of the Centennial FFA Chapter. Their free time includes being involved in local food availability initiatives, 4-H, Scouting, watching kids events' and St. Paul's Lutheran Church, as well as custom haying, and a handful of cattle, pigs, goats, chickens, and cats to round out the day. She looks forward to adding "serving Nebraska AFNR teachers" to that list!