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Region III Vice President
Mary Hoffmann

Mary has been teaching agriculture at Sleepy Eye Public School in Sleepy Eye, Minnestoa since 2006. Prior to that, she was an agriculture teacher in Wisconsin for 11 years. Hoffmann’s tenure as NAAE Region III Vice President will last three years (2017-20), during which time she will be responsible for guiding the association’s activities in her six-state region.

Mary has been a leader in agricultural education on many levels, including both the National Association of Agricultural Educators as a committee member and chair as well as the Minnesota Association of Agricultural Educators as an officer and committee chair.

“I feel that I am at a place in my career where I can offer a lot of good ideas and leadership to a great organization.” said Hoffmann.

Her philosophy of education is to help students get a base of agricultural knowledge through hands-on learning and in the process gain skills in teamwork, communication, leadership, and responsibility.

Mary resides in Sleepy Eye, Minnesota with her husband, Dan, and their two daughters, Cassidy and Morgan.

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