Minnesota FFA Foundation Staff

Val Aarsvold - Executive Director

Val Aarsvold joined the Minnesota FFA Foundation as the Executive Director in 2001. Prior to this position, she was an agricultural education instructor for Plainview and Willmar High Schools. Following her years of service to the Goodhue FFA Chapter, she served as a Regional and State FFA Officer.

"FFA helped me develop the skills that I need to be a leader. I am grateful for the opportunities that were provided to me as a student and have committed my professional life to ensuring today's young people have opportunities through FFA and agricultural education," states Aarsvold.

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LuAnn Schloesser - Program Director

The Minnesota FFA Foundation is a natural fit with LuAnn’s passion for agriculture, education and fundraising. She grew up on a crop and livestock production farm in Redwood County, and currently her and her husband raise sheep, and grow wine grapes on their farm in Le Sueur County. Educating youth about agriculture, leadership and career opportunities provides students great resources for making education decisions and career choices. LuAnn is excited about being on the Minnesota FFA Foundation team and assisting with the cultivating of resources to provide agricultural education opportunities for Minnesota’s youth.

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