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Former Local Ag Instructor to Lead Missouri Agricultural Education

Keith Dietzschold, Missouri State FFA Advisor. Photo submitted by Missouri State FFA.

A former agricultural education instructor and FFA Advisor in Chillicothe, Cameron and Lathrop has been named to lead Missouri agricultural education.

The Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education named Keith Dietzschold as Agricultural Education Director and Missouri FFA Association state advisor. Dietzschold takes over for Leon Busdieker who retired at the end of June.

Dietzschold joined DESE in 2011 and was previously the northwest district supervisor and state FFA executive secretary. He and his wife reside in Boonville.

In his new position, Dietzschold will oversee Missouri’s agricultural education program, including the state’s 351 FFA chapters which includes 25,662 members.

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