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Project Director, National Teach Ag Campaign
Ellen Thompson Poeschl 


Ellen Thompson Poeschl 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, Poesch  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 daughter Lexey, one dog, one cat, two goats and three horses.

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