Project Director, National Teach Ag Campaign
Ellen Thompson has served as the National Teach Ag Campaign Project Director since 2009, an initiative of the National Council for Agricultural Education led by the NAAE. She works throughout the United States raising awareness of the need to recruit and retain quality and diverse agriculture teachers, encouraging others to consider a career teaching agriculture and celebrating the positive contributions that agriculture teachers make in their schools and communities.
Prior to her position with the National Teach Ag Campaign, Thompson taught high school agriculture for eight years in Sauk Centre, Minn. She is a Minnesota native and received a B.S. in Agricultural Education at South Dakota State University and a M.Ed from the University of Minnesota. Thompson currently resides in rural Brookings, SD with her husband Jamie, who is Vice President in Agricultural Lending at First Bank and Trust, nine year old daughter Lexey, one dog, two goats and three horses.